Factors associated with radiation therapy incidents in a large academic institution.

@article{Walker2015FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with radiation therapy incidents in a large academic institution.},
  author={Gary V. Walker and Jennifer Lynn Johnson and Timothy Edwards and R Allen Gatilao and Sandra E Hayden and Beverly A. Riley and Dean F. Sittig and Michael T. Gillin and Geoffrey S. Ibbott and Thorhallur Tomas Buchholz and Prajnan Das},
  journal={Practical radiation oncology},
  year={2015},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={
          21-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND This study evaluated factors associated with radiation therapy (RT) planning and delivery incidents at a large academic institution. METHODS AND MATERIALS The RT incidents (including near-misses) were recorded using an electronic incident reporting system from April 1, 2011 to April 30, 2013. Each incident's origin was categorized according to the step in the treatment process (simulation, physician prescription, treatment planning, scheduling, treatment delivery, and other) in… CONTINUE READING
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