Oral Chemotherapy Continued from Home

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Jennifer Shahan
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Oral Chemotherapy Continued from Home

Wondering if any institutions have a policy or procedure for assessing the continuation of home oral chemotherapy agents when admitted from home? We have seen a couple instances of patients being continued on their home chemotherapy, when the likely reason for admission were adverse effects of their oral chemotherapy that were not immediately recognized on admission. Does anyone hold oral chemotherapy orders to be assessed the next day by an oncologist? Open to other policies or procedures, thoughts or suggestions as well. Thanks.

Jenni Shahan, PharmD, BCPPS
Medication Safety Specialist
WVU Medicine

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