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Cost-containment in Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy: A literature review


Hunter, D and Mauldon, E and Anderson, N, Cost-containment in Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy: A literature review, Journal of medical radiation sciences, 65, (2) pp. 148-157. ISSN 2051-3895 (2018) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1002/jmrs.273


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 Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Australia, cancer, cost, hypofractionation, radiotherapy
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Radiology and organ imaging
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health policy evaluation
UTAS Author:Mauldon, E (Dr Emily Mauldon)
ID Code:139008
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:23
Deposited By:Australian Institute of Health Service Management
Deposited On:2020-05-20
Last Modified:2020-06-17
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