Pediatric oncology secondary diagnosis

I notice many of the pediatric oncology charts have increased length of stay.  Other than Dx. the cancer and chemo/radiation tx. pancytopenia assoc w chemo, and adverse effect of chemo.   I have discussed the importance of documenting malnutrition/obesity.  Does anyone else have any other suggestions of common secondary diagnosis in this population?  Maybe hyposplenia?  What are you seeing in your hospitals?



  • See diagnoses like the ones you listed. Also look for Tumor Lysis Syndrome. Sometimes AKI/Acute Renal Failure. Constipation due to opioid therapy (hey, if they are treating it, they should be documenting it, right?!!!)

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