The Cancer Emergency Department-The Ohio State University James Cancer Center Experience

Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2018 Aug;36(3):631-636. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2018.04.012.


In 2015, The James Cancer Hospital's Emergency Department (ED) opened at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center's ED. Careful planning was undertaken to assure that the needs of patients with cancer would be addressed. Strong relationships between experts in hematology, oncology, and emergency medicine were built to maximize the positive impact. Ongoing reevaluation of operational needs facilitates optimal patient flow, resource use, and opportunities to build and develop new resources. The results are evident in improved patient satisfaction in the cancer ED and a much smoother flow of patients into the system.

Keywords: Administration; Emergency oncology; Hematology; Oncology emergency department.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Disease Management*
  • Emergency Service, Hospital / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Medical Oncology / organization & administration*
  • Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Ohio
  • Universities*