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Table 2 Change in schedules or planned chemotherapy among patients with grade 1–3 adverse events

From: Assessment of adverse events via a telephone consultation service for cancer patients receiving ambulatory chemotherapy

  Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3
Adjuvant chemotherapy Palliative chemotherapy Blood malignancy Total Adjuvant chemotherapy Palliative chemotherapy Blood malignancy Total Adjuvant chemotherapy Palliative chemotherapy Blood malignancy Total
Event 1: change of schedule (number)
 No event 108 74 2 184 19 16 0 35 11 4 0 15
 Another call 19 1 1 21 9 10 0 19 4 2 0 6
 Unscheduled visiting 8 5 2 15 12 13 0 25 0 2 0 2
 Urgent hospitalization 1 2 0 3 3 8 0 11 2 5 1 8
Event 2: change in therapy (N)
 No change in therapy 126 71 5 202 31 22 0 53 12 7 0 19
 Dosage reduction 6 7 0 13 8 13 0 21 2 2 0 4
 Deferred treatment 2 2 0 4 3 2 0 5 3 2 0 5
 Discontinuation of treatment 2 2 0 4 1 10 0 11 0 2 1 3