Predictors of radiation therapy noncompliance in an urban academic cancer center.

@article{Ohri2015PredictorsOR,
  title={Predictors of radiation therapy noncompliance in an urban academic cancer center.},
  author={Nitin Ohri and Bruce D. Rapkin and Debayan Guha and Hilda Haynes-Lewis and Chandan Guha and Shalom Kalnicki and Madhur Garg},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2015},
  volume={91 1},
  pages={232-8}
}
PURPOSE To quantify the frequency of patient noncompliance in an urban radiation oncology department and identify predictors of noncompliance. METHODS AND MATERIALS We identified patients treated with external beam radiation therapy (RT) with curative intent in our department from 2007 to 2012 for 1 of 7 commonly treated malignancies. Patients who missed 2 or more scheduled RT appointments were deemed "noncompliant." An institutional database was referenced to obtain clinical and demographic… CONTINUE READING

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