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Caregiver burden of outpatient ASCT for multiple myeloma comparable with inpatient transplant

Key clinical point: Tending to patients who opt for outpatient autologous stem cell transplants is well tolerated by caregivers, so long as they have the resources and support necessary.

Major finding: There were no differences in self-reported burden between inpatient and outpatient caregivers 3 months after transplant.

Study details: An observational, nonrandomized survey study.

Disclosures: There was no funding for the work, and the investigators reported that they didn’t have any conflicts of interest.


Martino M et al. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2020 Nov 19. doi: 10.1016/j.clml.2020.11.011.