Palliative radiotherapy practice within Western European countries: impact of the radiotherapy financing system?

@article{Lievens2000PalliativeRP,
  title={Palliative radiotherapy practice within Western European countries: impact of the radiotherapy financing system?},
  author={Yolande Lievens and Walter van den Bogaert and Alex Rijnders and Gerald J. Kutcher and Katrien Kesteloot},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={2000},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={289-95}
}
PURPOSE To analyze the reimbursement modalities for radiotherapy in the different Western European countries, as well as to investigate if these differences have an impact on the palliative radiotherapy practice for bone metastases. MATERIALS AND METHODS A questionnaire was sent to 565 radiotherapy centres included in the 1997 ESTRO directory. In this questionnaire the reimbursement strategy applied in the different centres was assessed, with respect to the use of a budget (departmental or… CONTINUE READING

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