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The optimal provision of cancer treatment services 

The optimal provision of cancer treatment services
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The optimal provision of cancer treatment services
Author(s):

Michael Barton

and Geoff Delaney

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550173.003.0009
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date: 22 October 2019

Chapter 9 describes an evidence-based approach to estimating the demand for cancer services and its application to different treatment modalities and different populations. The work was done mainly for Australia, but has been adapted and used in Europe and North America. Cancer services include all cancer control interventions such as screening, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, palliation, and rehabilitation. It also describes in detail the estimation of demand for radiotherapy and give examples of how this approach has been adapted to other modalities and other populations.

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