Use of erythropoietin in cancer patients: assessment of oncologists' practice patterns in the United States and other countries.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

The American journal of medicine, Volume 116, Issue 1, p.28-34 (2004)

Keywords:

Anemia, Antineoplastic Agents, Confidence Intervals, Cost Savings, Cross-Cultural Comparison, Drug Utilization, Erythropoietin, Fee-for-Service Plans, Female, Health Expenditures, Hemoglobinometry, Humans, Male, Managed Care Programs, Medical Oncology, Neoplasms, Odds Ratio, Ovarian Neoplasms, Physician's Practice Patterns, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Regression Analysis, Topotecan, United States

Abstract:

To assess physician use of erythropoietin in cancer patients before publication of the American Society of Clinical Oncology/American Society of Hematology guidelines.