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PURPOSE Older surveys and benchmark data from different sources have suggested that 46-53% of all radiotherapy courses were administered with palliative intent. In Sweden, 87 annual palliative treatment courses per 100,000 inhabitants were registered in 2001, mainly for the treatment of bone and brain metastases (95% confidence interval [CI] 85-89). The(More)
e20599 Background: Older benchmark data suggest that 46-53% of all radiotherapy (RT) courses were administered with palliative intent. In the most comprehensive analysis from Sweden, 87 annual palliative RT courses per 100,000 inhabitants were registered in 2001, mainly for the treatment of bone and brain mets (95% CI 84-91). Despite an increase from(More)
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