Oncology Nursing Society Position

Oncology Services in the Ambulatory Setting

Oncology Nursing Society, standards, ambulatory care

Market forces have combined to create an environment in which patient-care safety issues often are compromised by overriding cost concerns. Administration of increasingly complex cancer therapies in the ambulatory setting mandates that patient safety be assured by the presence of qualified personnel and the appropriate use of technology. This position sets forth the minimum level of services necessary for the provision of safe oncology care in the ambulatory setting.

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