An economic model to assess the cost-benefit of BNCT

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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
Date
2015-12-01
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en
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7
3-9
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APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES, Volume 106
Abstract
We have constructed a formal model on cost-benefit of new technology in health care, and apply it on boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT). We assume that the patient health benefit from getting cured in acute treatment is always higher than the patient utility resulting from any long term treatment or death. This assumption makes it possible to evaluate the monetary cost impacts of a new technology and relate these measures to the patient health benefit.
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BNCT, Costs, Health care, Technology
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Kulvik , M , Hermans , R , Linnosmaa , I & Shalowitz , J 2015 , ' An economic model to assess the cost-benefit of BNCT ' , Applied Radiation and Isotopes , vol. 106 , pp. 3-9 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2015.08.021