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Horwitz EM , Hanks GE
Three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy: what are the costs and benefits?
Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2000 Jul;9(3) :455-67, viii
PMID: 10853136 URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=10853136
AbstractIncreased attention is being focused on the cost of various medical treatments as limited societal resources are recognized. Three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy is a sophisticated technique that allows high doses of radiation to be focused safely on a target. This technique is more expensive to implement and deliver compared with conventional radiation techniques. A consensus, however, is emerging after reviewing the data that shows three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy to be cost-effective when the clinical benefit is most apparent. More data, sophisticated analyses, and follow-up are necessary before more definitive conclusions can be made.
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