Improved management of radiotherapy departments through accurate cost data.

@article{Kesteloot2000ImprovedMO,
  title={Improved management of radiotherapy departments through accurate cost data.},
  author={Katrien Kesteloot and Yolande Lievens and Els Van Der Schueren},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={2000},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={
          251-62
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Escalating health care expenses urge governments towards cost containment. More accurate data on the precise costs of health care interventions are needed. We performed an aggregate cost calculation of radiation therapy departments and treatments and discussed the different cost components. MATERIALS AND METHODS The costs of a radiotherapy department were estimated, based on accreditation norms for radiotherapy departments set forth in the Belgian legislation. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING
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