Are State-Sponsored New Radiation Therapy Facilities Economically Viable in Low- and Middle-Income Countries?

@article{Datta2015AreSN,
  title={Are State-Sponsored New Radiation Therapy Facilities Economically Viable in Low- and Middle-Income Countries?},
  author={Niloy R Datta and Massoud Samiei and Stephan Bodis},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2015},
  volume={93 2},
  pages={229-40}
}
PURPOSE The economic viability of establishing a state-funded radiation therapy (RT) infrastructure in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in accordance with the World Bank definition has been assessed through computation of a return on investment (ROI). METHODS AND MATERIALS Of the 139 LMICs, 100 were evaluated according to their RT facilities, gross national income (GNI) per capita, and employment/population ratio. The assumption was an investment of US$5 million for a basic RT center… CONTINUE READING