The Role of the Homecare Nurse Throughout the Continum of Blood Cell Transplantation

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Abstract

Bone marrow or blood cell transplantation is becoming a frequently used treatment option for individuals with a variety of malignant and nonnalignant diseases. The technology used to treat and support patients through this process has improved and advanced rapidly in recent years, as has the focus to contain costs while maintaining quality care, The results of these trends have been improved patients survival, decreased lenght of hospital stay, and invresed the use of home health care in the support of the patient before the transplant, during the hospital stay, and after the transplant.

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