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October 21, 1974

Day Care for Cancer Patients

Author Affiliations

From the departments of oncology (Drs. Ratkowski and Hochman) and social medicine (Ms. Liebermann), Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.

JAMA. 1974;230(3):430-431. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03240030048026

During the six years of its existence, the Hadassah University Hospital "day-care" unit has proved its value as an additional service of the Oncological Center. A total of 188 patients were treated by the service during a six-month observation period, with about 20 patient-visits each day. Sixty percent of the patients received chemotherapy. All reacted favorably to the service, which gave them the opportunity to extend their useful life.

(JAMA 230:430-431, 1974)