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Kishimoto T.,SakaiCity Hospital | Imamura H.,Toyonaka Municipal Hospital | Kawabata R.,SakaiCity Hospital | Kimura Y.,SakaiCity Hospital | And 2 more authors.
Japanese Journal of Cancer and Chemotherapy | Year: 2013

We retrospectively examined the feasibility and outcome of S-1 adjuvant chemotherapy for 18 patients with gastric cancer treated based on the liaison-clinical pathway (liaison group), and compared them with those of 26 patients treated before the induction of the liaison-clinical pathway (non-liaison group). The persistent rate of S-1 adjuvant chemotherapy for one year except for recurrence, the relative performance (RP) value of cases who had received S-1 for one year, and Grade 3/4 adverse events in non-liaison group/liaison group, were 88.5/87.5% (p=0.93), 87.0/92.9% (p=0.56), and 26.9/5.6% (p=0.07), respectively. This did not show a significant difference. The rate of patients administered medication for coexistent diseases in our hospital in the non-liaison group/liaison group was 53.8/0% (p=0.0002), which reflected the accomplishment of the transfer of medical care for coexistent disease from a hospital to a clinic on the liaison-clinical pathway. Furthermore, a neighboring clinic could be arranged to accommodate 9 (64.3%) of 14 patients living quite far from the hospital in the liaison group. In conclusion, S-1 adjuvant chemotherapy for patients with gastric cancer treated based on the liaison-clinical pathway was feasible, led to the effective practice of sharing between hospital and clinic, and the shorter trip for treatment at a neighboring clinic by patients living far from a hospital.

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