Title: Hypofractionated breast radiotherapy: Financial and economic consequences
Authors: Lievens, Yolande # ×
Issue Date: Jun-2010
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Series Title: The Breast vol:19 issue:3 pages:192-197
Abstract: A large amount of clinical evidence has recently accumulated supporting the efficacy and safety of hypofractionated radiotherapy for post-operative breast cancer. These schedules, typically delivering a lower total dose in fewer, but larger than 2 Gy fractions, are more convenient for the patients by limiting the number of treatment attendances. Moreover, the reduced resource use in terms of personnel and machine time is advantageous for radiotherapy departments and translates into lower treatment costs. In order to formally validate this therapeutic approach from a societal perspective, however, cost-effectiveness evaluations weighing long-term outcome against the societal costs incurred until many years after treatment are needed.
ISSN: 0960-9776
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Experimental Radiotherapy
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