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Pharmacy World and Science

, Volume 21, Issue 6, pp 270–271 | Cite as

Impact of ASCO guidelines for the use of hematopoietic colony stimulating factors (CSFs): survey results of fifteen Paris university hospitals

  • I. Debrix
  • I. Madelaine
  • N. Grenet
  • D. Roux
  • C. Bardin
  • F. Le Mercier
  • J.E. Fontan
  • O. Connor
  • A. Pointereau
  • P. Tilleul
Article

Abstract

To assess whether physicians comply with American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) guidelines for the use of CSFs, a prospective survey was performed in 15 Paris university hospitals involved in cancer treatment in 1997. If 45% of the prescriptions complied with the guidelines, primary prophylactic administration, which represented 52% of cases, did not comply with ASCO guidelines. These results suggested that primary prophylactic administration was one major clinical situation in which physicians could benefit from guidance to use a CSFs and that criteria defined by ASCO to allow primary prophylactic administration were not applied in clinical practice.

CSFS‐ASCO guidelines Drug use evaluation Discrepancies Clinical practice 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Debrix
  • I. Madelaine
  • N. Grenet
  • D. Roux
  • C. Bardin
  • F. Le Mercier
  • J.E. Fontan
  • O. Connor
  • A. Pointereau
  • P. Tilleul

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