Evid Based Nurs 4:90 doi:10.1136/ebn.4.3.90
  • Treatment

In older patients with late stage cancer, specialised home care by nurses improved survival after surgery

Specialised home care v standard care for survival in older patients at 44 months after cancer surgery†

Outcome Home care Standard care RBI (95% CI) NNT (CI)
†Abbreviations defined in glossary; RBI, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Survival 78% 72% 29% (13 to 36) 5 (4 to 11)

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