Evidence-Based Practice

The Development of Evidence-Based Supportive Therapy Guidelines for Symptom Management

Melinda S. Weber

Greg Eskinazi

evidence-based medicine
CJON 2012, 16(4), 343-345. DOI: 10.1188/12.CJON.343-345

Systematic incorporation of toxicity assessment and grading during cancer treatment and subsequent provision of evidence-based patient interventions according to national standards for excellence are daunting tasks. To accomplish those goals, the authors' institution developed evidence-based supportive therapy guidelines for symptom management. This article describes how the guidelines provided concise, user-friendly standardization of toxicity grading and immediate clinical application of evidence-based care.

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