chemo@home is committed to improving the patient experience, improving patient outcomes and reducing health care costs
The patient journey through different treatment facilities and various treatment modalities (surgery, radiotherapy and medical treaments) can be confusing and difficult to manage for both the patient and their family. Our skilled and experienced staff specialise in coordinating cancer therapies and treatments for chronic conditions, making the process less stressful. Chemo@home is actively asessing the impact on both the patient and their family of home based treatment as this is an important part of understanding how to improve the patient experience
Treating cancer patients at home reduces the risk of them becoming febrile or developing an infection when their white cell count is low. There is also a strong belief that patients have reduced nausea and vomiting, improved appetite, improved sleep patterns and reduced fatigue levels when treated at home. These patient outcomes need to be validated through research. Chemo@home is actively exploring the effect of home cancer therapy on patient outcomes.
Treating cancer patients at home instead of in a day unit facility or hospital ward reduces health care costs. It may also decrease the financial impact on the cancer patient and their family. Chemo@home is actively analysing the cost of home cancer therapy to the health service as well as patients and their families.
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