What are the ASCO/IDSA criteria for discharge and outpatient management of neutropenic cancer patients?

Updated: Sep 16, 2018
  • Author: Alexandre Chan, PharmD, MPH, FCCP, BCPS (AQ-ID), BCOP; more...
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The guidelines also include the following consensus-based recommendations regarding psychosocial and logistic requirements:that patients must meet to be eligible for discharge and outpatient management: 

  • Residence ≤ 1 hour or ≤ 30 miles (48 km) from clinic or hospital
  • Patient’s primary care physician or oncologist agrees to outpatient management
  • Able to comply with logistic requirements, including frequent clinic visits
  • Family member or caregiver at home 24 h/d
  • Access to a telephone and transportation 24 h/d
  • No history of noncompliance with treatment protocols

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