Introduction to the Australian consensus guidelines for the management of neutropenic fever in adult cancer patients, 2010/2011

S Lingaratnam, M Slavin, B Koczwara, J F Seymour, J Szer, C Underhill, M Prince, L Mileshkin, M O'Reilly, S W Kirsa, C A Bennett, I Davis, O Morrissey, Karin A Thursky

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Abstract

The current consensus guidelines were developed to standardize the clinical approach to the management of neutropenic fever in adult cancer patients throughout Australian treating centres. The three areas of clinical practice covered by the guidelines, the process for developing consensus opinion, and the system used to grade the evidence and relative strength of recommendations are described. The health economics implications of establishing clinical guidance are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75 - 81
Number of pages7
JournalInternal Medicine Journal
Volume41
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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