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released: 11 Nov 2015 author: AIHW media release

In this report on the first pilot year collection of national radiotherapy data, data were received from 53 (out of 72) service locations across Australia. These services contributed information about 47,700 courses of radiotherapy delivered in 2013–14. For non-emergency treatment, 50% of patients started treatment within 13 days and 90% started within 33 days. For those who needed emergency treatment, 90% began treatment within the emergency timeframe.

ISBN 978-1-74249-854-6; Cat. no. HSE 167; 58pp.; $12

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 The National Radiotherapy Waiting Times Database
      • 1.2 Use of the data to support performance measurement
      • 1.3 Governance and ethical considerations
    • 2 Radiotherapy activity and patients
      • 2.1 Overview of radiotherapy activity
      • 2.2 Clinical characteristics of patients
      • 2.3 Patient demographics
    • 3 Radiotherapy waiting times
      • 3.1 Overview of waiting times
      • 3.2 Clinical characteristics of patients
      • 3.3 Patient demographics
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix 1: Participating radiotherapy providers
      • Appendix 2: Data quality summary
      • Appendix 3: A typical radiotherapy treatment pathway
      • Appendix 4: Detailed statistical tables
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes

Recommended citation

AIHW 2015. Radiotherapy in Australia: report on a pilot data collection 2013–14. Cat. no. HSE 167. Canberra: AIHW.

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