Unplanned Hospital Admissions for Cancer Patients

Aim

To reduce unplanned inpatient admissions of UNC Cancer Hospital patients receiving outpatient radiation by improving outpatient monitoring and management of acute toxicities.

Results

 2015 IHQI Seed Grant Program Symposium Presentation

Background

Unplanned hospital admissions comprise an estimated $12 to 17 billion in potentially preventable annual health care costs. Multimodality cancer treatment with surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy often causes acute toxicities leading to unplanned hospital admissions.

Lead

 Bhisham Chera, MD

Timeframe

July 2014 - June 2015