Evidence-based guideline recommendations: Post-hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Mary C. Burkhart, John Wade, Virginia Lesperance

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Cancer survivorship is expected to increase in coming years. Survivors include recipients of hematopoietic stem cell transplantations, signaling the necessity for evidence-based guidelines that focus on long-term follow-up needs. Studies have shown that evidence-based care can improve cancer survivors' quality of life and long-term outcomes. The implication is that early identification and intervention in chronic health problems such as graft-versus-host disease result in improved outcomes and a higher quality of survivorship. These discoveries signal a need to provide specific care management with appropriate and timely screening and preventive services. Recommendations for long-term follow-up post-hematopoietic stem cell transplantation are an important guide to direct clinical practice with this patient population and optimize their outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2013


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