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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2017. Radiotherapy in Australia 2015–16. Cat. no. HSE 191. Canberra: AIHW.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2017). Radiotherapy in Australia 2015–16. Canberra: AIHW.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Radiotherapy in Australia 2015–16. AIHW, 2017.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Radiotherapy in Australia 2015–16. Canberra: AIHW; 2017.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2017, Radiotherapy in Australia 2015–16, AIHW, Canberra.
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In 2015–16, 60,600 courses of radiotherapy were delivered in Australia. For non-emergency treatment, 50% of patients started treatment within 9 days, and 90% within 27 days. For those who needed emergency treatment, 91% began treatment within the emergency timeframe. Data covered effectively 100% of courses delivered in Australia.
About 60,600 radiotherapy courses began in 2014–15—67% delivered by public providers and 33% by private providers
For patients who needed emergency radiotherapy, 91% began radiotherapy on the same day or the next day
2% of radiotherapy courses were emergency. Most of these cases were palliative
38% of radiotherapy was palliative (50% started treatment within 6 days, 90% started treatment within 19 days)
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