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Title: Outpatient and home parenteral antibiotic therapy (OHPAT) in low-risk febrile neutropenia: consensus statement of a Belgian panel
Author(s): BEGUIN Y, BENOIT Y, CROKAERT F, SELLESLAG D, VANDERCAM B
Journal: Acta Clinica Belgica
Volume: 57 Issue: 6 Date: 2002
Febrile neutropenia requires adequate antibiotic treatment. A subgroup of patients are only at low risk for complications and could be treated at home/as outpatients (OHPAT) after a short initial admission for work up. This position paper by a Belgian panel of experts presents criteria defining low-risk in febrile neutropenia, gives an overview of the existing experience and examines the present obstacles to a more widespread use of OHPAT in this country.