Assuring the optimal use of serotonin antagonist antiemetics: The process for development and implementation of institutional antiemetic guidelines at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Quality Assurance, Health Care
The guidelines became an educational tool that ensured the delivery of optimal antiemetic therapy chosen by professionals with the greatest knowledge of both the particular chemotherapy regimen and cancer site. Implementation of the guidelines resulted in substantial savings while treating more patients. The guidelines were easily modified as new chemotherapeutic agents and antiemetic drugs became available.