Tactics to Keep Your Cancer Patients Out of the ED
Cancer patients often end up in the emergency department when their side effects are not addressed in a timely manner. Unfortunately, the ED is not the best place to manage cancer patients' symptoms and can lead to significant avoidable costs, as well as patient dissatisfaction. Furthermore, hospitals will soon be penalized for avoidable ED and hospital visits by patients receiving chemotherapy under the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Program.
This webconference will help cancer program leaders develop a strategy to reduce avoidable ED utilization by their cancer patients. Join us to learn how to identify drivers of avoidable ED and hospital utilization, encourage patients to report symptoms, and manage urgent symptoms in the cancer center.
Things You’ll Learn:
- How to leverage data to identify the drivers of avoidable ED and hospital utilization
- Innovative tactics to encourage patients to report their symptoms
- Models for managing patients with urgent symptoms in the cancer center