Mortality, morbidity, and cost associated with febrile neutropenia in adult cancer patients.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Cancer, Volume 106, Issue 10, p.2258-66 (2006)


Adult, Aged, Cause of Death, Confidence Intervals, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Health Care Costs, Hospitalization, Humans, Incidence, Length of Stay, Logistic Models, Male, Middle Aged, Multivariate Analysis, Neoplasms, NEUTROPENIA, Registries, Retrospective Studies, Severity of Illness Index, Survival Rate


Hospitalization for febrile neutropenia (FN) in cancer patients is associated with considerable morbidity, mortality, and cost. The study was undertaken to better define mortality, length of stay (LOS), cost, and risk factors associated with mortality and prolonged hospitalization in cancer patients with FN.