Effect of a symptom monitoring intervention for patients hospitalized with advanced cancer
JAMA — Nipp RD, Horick NK, Qian CL, et al. | February 14, 2022
Researchers examined how an inpatient symptom monitoring intervention influences symptom burden and healthcare use among hospitalized patients with advanced cancer.
A randomized clinical trial including 321 hospitalized patients with advanced cancer.
No significant impact of an inpatient symptom monitoring intervention was observed on patients’ self-reported physical and psychological symptoms or their hospital length of stay and 30-day readmission rates.
Overall inpatient symptom monitoring intervention did not appear to have a significant effect on symptom burden or health care use among hospitalized patients with advanced cancer.
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