Hospital-Based Home Care for Children With Cancer

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Hospital-based home care (HBHC) is widely applied in Pediatric Oncology. We reviewed the potential effect of HBHC on children's physical health and risk of adverse events, parental and child satisfaction, quality of life of children and their parents, and costs. A search of PubMed, CINAHL, and EMBASE led to identification of five studies that met the inclusion criteria. All sample sizes were small, and both the interventions and the outcome measures were diverse. Although burdened by these limitations, the studies indicate that HBHC is feasible and carries no crucial negative effects for children with cancer. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2011; 57: 369-377. (C) 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.


  • Helena Hansson
  • Inger Hallström
  • Hanne Kjaergaard
  • Christoffer Johansen
  • Kjeld Schmiegelow
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Pediatrics


  • chemotherapy, pediatric oncology, quality of life, support care, review
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-377
JournalPediatric Blood & Cancer
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Division of Nursing (Closed 2012) (013065000)