Is informed consent required for Oral Chemotherapy? We follow that process for infusion medication, but does it apply to oral chemotherapy medication as well?
Is Informed Consent Required for Cancer Chemotherapy?
CMS and TJC are silent on the issue of informed consent for cancer chemotherapy. Many oncologists advise informed consent as does the American Cancer Society. They do not advise this only for IV chemo, its recommended for chemo regardless of route.
This is really an internal decision, but if that decision has already been made for IV chemo, we would advise doing the same for oral.
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