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Cost-containment in Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy: A literature review

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Hunter, D, Mauldon, E and Anderson, N 2018 , 'Cost-containment in Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy: A literature review' , Journal of medical radiation sciences, vol. 65, no. 2 , pp. 148-157 , doi: 10.1002/jmrs.273.

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Abstract

Recent technological advances in radiation therapy have allowed for greater accuracy in planning and treatment delivery. The development of hypofractionated radiation treatment regimens is an example, and has the potential to decrease the cost per episode of care, relative to conventional treatments. Our aim was to analyse published literature on the cost-effectiveness and budgetary implications of hypofractionated radiation therapy. As such, this article will quantify the projected health care cost savings and address the optimal means of treatment delivery, associated patient outcomes, and implications arising from an increased use of hypofractionated regimens.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Hunter, D and Mauldon, E and Anderson, N
Keywords: Australia, cancer, cost, hypofractionation, radiotherapy
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of medical radiation sciences
Publisher: Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
ISSN: 2051-3895
DOI / ID Number: 10.1002/jmrs.273
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Copyright 2018 The Authors. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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