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Vol 18, No 6 (2013)
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Challenges of Radiation Oncology in Spain Today

Ferran Guedea, Alfredo Ramos, Pedro Lara
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2013.10.002
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2013;18(6):401-404.

open access

Vol 18, No 6 (2013)
SpeciaI issue papers
Published online: 2013-11-01
Submitted: 2013-07-01

Abstract

The increasing cost of health care delivery, coupled with reduced investments and budget cuts in European health care systems, has had a severe negative impact on health care delivery in Spain. This reduction in spending has had particularly negative effects on specialties that are heavily reliant on large capital investments to purchase the latest technologies needed to deliver optimal radiotherapy treatments. The Spanish Society of Radiation Oncology has been proactively working to mitigate the negative impact of budget cuts in Spain. In this paper, the authors describe a variety of solutions and proposals to overcome these challenges.

Abstract

The increasing cost of health care delivery, coupled with reduced investments and budget cuts in European health care systems, has had a severe negative impact on health care delivery in Spain. This reduction in spending has had particularly negative effects on specialties that are heavily reliant on large capital investments to purchase the latest technologies needed to deliver optimal radiotherapy treatments. The Spanish Society of Radiation Oncology has been proactively working to mitigate the negative impact of budget cuts in Spain. In this paper, the authors describe a variety of solutions and proposals to overcome these challenges.

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Keywords

Radiation Oncology Management; Spain; Budgets; Technology

About this article
Title

Challenges of Radiation Oncology in Spain Today

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 18, No 6 (2013)

Pages

401-404

Published online

2013-11-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2013.10.002

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2013;18(6):401-404.

Keywords

Radiation Oncology Management
Spain
Budgets
Technology

Authors

Ferran Guedea
Alfredo Ramos
Pedro Lara

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