Background: Japan Society of Clinical Oncology published a guideline for anti-emetic therapy two years ago. This guideline was a first evidence based guideline of anti-emetic treatment for the patients who received chemotherapy in Japan. To investigate a current situation of anti-emetic treatment in Japan, we analyzed the data from nationwide questionnaire. Material: Questionnaire analysis; From June 2012 to August 2012, we gave 24 questionnaires on the Japan Society of Clinical Oncology Website and collected the response from the member of 5 major academic oncology societies. The questionnaires included degree of recognition, penetration, usefulness, problems and user type of medial stuff for the anti-emetic guideline published by (JSCO). Results: Questionnaire; 1,529 medical stuff responded to our questionnaire. 1,308 (85.5%) stuffs recognized JSCO guidelines, 586 (51%) had regard for guideline and 489 (42.6%) referred to the guideline. 899 (78.3%) changed their practice in clinic to recommended practice by the guideline. But 385 (33.5%) complained high medical cost of recommended anti-emetic therapy. Conclusions: Degree of recognition and penetration of our guideline for anti-emetic therapy were very high in Japan.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Cancer and Chemotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - 2015 Mar 1|
- Anti-emetic guideline
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