Commentary on "Edmonton Symptom Assessment System for Outpatient Symptom Monitoring of Sickle Cell Disease"
AbstractThe application of the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS) to patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) reporting to a dedicated clinic1 reveals and explicates symptoms other than pain. The study responds to the need for a more organized approach to SCD and supports the value of the tool by its account of patient responses. It is likely to be even more important in the care of patients who present to emergency departments and after admission. Hematologists are consulted, but care often is administered by emergency and general medical personnel, for whom a defined approach is important.
This content is limited to qualifying members.
If you have an existing account please login now to access this article or view your purchase options.
Create a free account, then purchase this article to download or access it online for 24 hours.
Create a free account, then purchase a subscription to get complete access to all articles for a full year.