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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/97061
Title:
Estimating the cost of radiotherapy.
Authors:
Read, G
Abstract:
Estimates of the cost of radiotherapy vary and depend upon the purpose for which the calculation is made and the detail of the component items taken into consideration. Capital costs and their revenue consequences are more significant in radiotherapy than in many other clinical specialties but other factors such as staff costs and maintenance must be taken into consideration. Three published UK studies have been reviewed in which the cost per fraction of radiotherapy was estimated to lie between 22 pounds and 38 pounds in 1989. These values have been used to calculate the possible costs for courses of radiotherapy of differing durations. However, these simple estimates may be misleading and the use of Healthcare Resource Groups, based upon the complexity of radiotherapy planning and the number of fractions, is suggested. Two UK studies estimating the costs of providing a radiotherapy service to a peripheral hospital were also reviewed. The approximate cost of a new referral to a peripheral clinic was estimated to lie between 880 pounds and 1260 pounds in 1989.
Affiliation:
Department of Radiotherapy, Christie Hospital, Manchester, UK.
Citation:
Estimating the cost of radiotherapy. 1994, 6 (1):35-9 Clin Oncol
Journal:
Clinical Oncology
Issue Date:
1994
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/97061
DOI:
10.1016/S0936-6555(05)80366-8
PubMed ID:
8172833
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0936-6555
Appears in Collections:
All Paterson Institute for Cancer Research

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dc.contributor.authorRead, Gen
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-21T14:02:25Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-21T14:02:25Z-
dc.date.issued1994-
dc.identifier.citationEstimating the cost of radiotherapy. 1994, 6 (1):35-9 Clin Oncolen
dc.identifier.issn0936-6555-
dc.identifier.pmid8172833-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0936-6555(05)80366-8-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/97061-
dc.description.abstractEstimates of the cost of radiotherapy vary and depend upon the purpose for which the calculation is made and the detail of the component items taken into consideration. Capital costs and their revenue consequences are more significant in radiotherapy than in many other clinical specialties but other factors such as staff costs and maintenance must be taken into consideration. Three published UK studies have been reviewed in which the cost per fraction of radiotherapy was estimated to lie between 22 pounds and 38 pounds in 1989. These values have been used to calculate the possible costs for courses of radiotherapy of differing durations. However, these simple estimates may be misleading and the use of Healthcare Resource Groups, based upon the complexity of radiotherapy planning and the number of fractions, is suggested. Two UK studies estimating the costs of providing a radiotherapy service to a peripheral hospital were also reviewed. The approximate cost of a new referral to a peripheral clinic was estimated to lie between 880 pounds and 1260 pounds in 1989.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAmbulatory Care Facilities-
dc.subject.meshCapital Financing-
dc.subject.meshCosts and Cost Analysis-
dc.subject.meshDiagnosis-Related Groups-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshRadiology Department, Hospital-
dc.subject.meshRadiotherapy-
dc.subject.meshRadiotherapy Dosage-
dc.subject.meshSalaries and Fringe Benefits-
dc.titleEstimating the cost of radiotherapy.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Radiotherapy, Christie Hospital, Manchester, UK.en
dc.identifier.journalClinical Oncologyen
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