Radiotherapy in Australia 2015–16


released: 2 Aug 2017 author: AIHW

This report publishes data on 60,600 courses of radiotherapy that were delivered in Australia in 2015–16. 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 were submitted from 44 public-sector sites and 33 private-sector sites, covering effectively 100% of courses delivered in Australia.

ISBN 978-1-76054-173-6; Cat. no. HSE 191; 66pp.; $14

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Publication table of contents

  • Radiotherapy in Australia 2015–16
    • Preliminary material
      • Title & verson title pages
      • Contents
      • Acknowledgments
      • Abbreviations
      • Symbols
      • Summary
    • Body content
      • 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
        • 2.3 Patient demographics
      • 3 Radiotherapy waiting times
        • 3.1 Overview of waiting times
        • 3.2 Clinical characteristics
        • 3.3 Patient demographics
    • End matter
      • Appendix A: Participating radiotherapy providers
      • Appendix B: Data quality summary
      • Appendix C: A typical radiotherapy treatment pathway
      • Appendix D: Detailed statistical tables
      • Glossary
      • References
      • List of tables
      • List of figures
      • List of boxes

Recommended citation

AIHW 2017. Radiotherapy in Australia 2015–16. Cat. no. HSE 191. Canberra: AIHW.



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