Trend analysis of radiation therapy incidents over seven years.

  title={Trend analysis of radiation therapy incidents over seven years.},
  author={J P Bissonnette and Gaylene Medlam},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  volume={96 1},
PURPOSE To examine incident rates in external beam radiation therapy (RT) as significant changes in technology were introduced. MATERIALS AND METHODS From 2001 to 2007, several technological and practice enhancements were made. All treatment incident reports, including near misses (from 2004), were classified, under a research ethics board approval, according to type (prescription or geometry), cause (location, documentation, non-compliance, laterality, prescribed change, human error… CONTINUE READING