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CANCER CENTERS: 24 infusion chairs on average

Here are some interesting data on cancer center infusion services.  This survey, conducted by the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) and Lilly Oncology, was responded to primarily by staff in hospital-based outpatient cancer programs.

Number of Infusion Chairs and Beds per Center (average)

  • 24 (2015)
  • 18.5 (2014)

Number of Infusion Encounters per Center per Year (average)

  • 9,561 (2015)
  • 9,133 (2014)

Number of Infusion Patients per Chair per Day (average)

  • 3:1 was reported by 29 percent of respondents in 2015
  • 2:1 was reported by 25 percent of respondents in 2015

Nurse-to-Patient Staffing Ratios in Infusion Service

  • 1:4 was reported by 43 percent of respondents in 2015
  • 1:3 was reported by 20 percent of respondents in 2015

This highlights document can be accessed at no charge – and contains lots of other data on cancer center operations.  The full survey report is available to ACCC members only.

Source: Association of Community Cancer Centers. (2015). 2015 Trends in Cancer Programs. Click here: accc-cancer.org/surveys/pdf/Trends-in-Cancer-Programs-2015.pdf  Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org




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