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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.
For patients who needed emergency radiotherapy, 91% began radiotherapy on the same day or the next day
Of male patients being treated for prostate cancer, 50% started treatment within 10 days, and 90% within 29 days
58% of radiotherapy was curative (50% started treatment within 14 days, 90% started treatment within 29 days)
50% of radiotherapy patients received treatment within 9 days, and 90% received treatment within 27 days
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