Cancer Care Ontario, which provides oversight of the process of cancer treatment in Ontario, reported that the audit showed hundreds of patients in the province has not received full doses of their assigned medication cancer because of the problems with how to intravenously administered medications.
Representatives of Cancer Care Ontario noted that of the approximately 1,000 people affected by these problems, less than 10 needed additional treatment.
However, the organization States that this issue was treated very seriously, and the experts supplemented the guidance for hospitals on how should be administered such medication.
Question about the dosages of administered drugs first arose in June, when the hospital Mississauga Hospital was notified by Cancer Care Ontario, in intravenous catheters with tubing left medicines after patients were to receive treatment.
Representatives of Cancer Care Ontario noted that immediately contacted all 74 hospitals in Ontario, which provides drug therapy for cancer patients to alert staff should carefully monitor the correct administration of drugs.
The organization reports that 35 hospitals have acknowledged that they found trouble getting someone with cancer three intravenous drugs in prescription dosage.