The PROCHE [Programme for optimisation of the chemotherapy network] initiative is an innovative oncology-monitoring program designed to reduce patient waiting time and chemotherapy wastage, ultimately improving patient care. A nurse calls patients 48 hours before anticancer treatment at the daily hospital to anticipate chemotherapy preparation.
Primary objective was to evaluate the incidence of different symptoms reported by grade (NCI-CTC AE: from 0 to 4) prospectively collected from 2008 to 2016. Secondary objective compared the 2009-2016 patients to the control cohort (2008 period) quantified using Mantel-Haenszel khi2 and exact p-values.
From January 2009 to December 2016, 3012 patients were enrolled in the program, representing 36 803 questionnaires completed over the whole period. Main adverse events (AE) were collected and compared to the control cohorts (2008, n = 513), resulting in a significant decrease in majority of topics. Global incidence comparison is presented in table 1, with the p-value according to khi2 test. Details of severity levels scores using NCI CTC-AE V4.0, will be reported at ESMO meeting. For some of the toxicities, severe or life threatening toxicities (grades 3-4) were higher in the PROCHE cohort, while global incidence decreased.rnTable:
|Adverse Event||2008 (%)||2009-2016 (%)||p-valuern|
The PROCHE initiative resulted in adverse events decrease and improved patient quality of care and improved hospital as well as pharmacy efficacy.
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F. Scotté: Roche, Vifor, MSD, Teva, Norgine, Prostrakan, Leo pharma, Janssen, Hospira, Boehringer, Sanofi, Amgen, Pierre Fabre Oncologie, Tesaro. C. Thibault: Roche. All other authors have declared no conflicts of interest.