[Feasibility and appropriateness of implementing satellite radiotherapy centres equipped with a single linear accelerator]

Boily G, St-Hilaire C
Record ID 32017000008
Authors' recommendations: Presently, no published study indicates whether patients treated at a single-machine satellite centre achieve oncological outcomes (disease control, survival) similar to those achieved by patients treated at a hub centre. However, studies suggest that treatment quality at satellite centres is at least as good as that at hub centres. To ensure quality, expert groups recommend the creation of a quality assurance program similar to that at the hub centre, leadership from the hub in this area, and the planning of independent audits, in particular, soon after the service is set up. Telemedicine can also play a role in terms of quality by enabling professionals to share their clinical, technical and scientific expertise.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2016
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Community Health Centers
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Radiotherapy
Organisation Name: Institut national d'excellence en sante et en services sociaux
Contact Address: L'Institut national d'excellence en sante et en services sociaux (INESSS) , 2021, avenue Union, bureau 10.083, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 2S9;Tel: 1+514-873-2563, Fax: 1+514-873-1369
Contact Name: demande@inesss.qc.ca
Contact Email: demande@inesss.qc.ca
Copyright: ©Gouvernement du Québec/Institut national d'excellence en santé et en services sociaux
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