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Continuous subcutaneous infusion practices of United States hospices.
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PMID:  11738165     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In hospice organizations, continuous subcutaneous infusion (CSI) is a common medication delivery modality for pain management. Nonetheless, little is known regarding the practices of hospice organizations in their utilization of this technique. We surveyed 3,930 hospice organizations to describe indication, diluents, medications, and other variable factors associated with CSI utilization. Of the 3,930 surveys sent, 907 were returned, yielding a response rate of 24%. Seventy-three percent of hospice organizations surveyed indicated they utilized CSI. The average daily census (ADC) of these hospices was 38.6 +/- 61.0. The most common indication for CSI use was palliative management (95%). The most common medication used in CSI was morphine sulfate (97%). These results indicate that CSI utilization may be widespread in hospices and further study regarding this delivery system is warranted.
C M Herndon; D S Fike
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pain and symptom management     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0885-3924     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pain Symptom Manage     Publication Date:  2001 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-12     Completed Date:  2002-01-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8605836     Medline TA:  J Pain Symptom Manage     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1027-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Affairs, Ortho McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc., O'Fallon, IL 62269, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Analgesics / administration & dosage*,  therapeutic use
Hospices / statistics & numerical data*
Infusions, Intravenous / statistics & numerical data*
Pain / drug therapy*
Physician's Practice Patterns / statistics & numerical data*
United States
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