A model for managing patient booking in a radiotherapy department with differentiated waiting times
2009
Acta Oncologica
2
48
251-258
Tactical
Yes
No
http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02841860802266680
Background. In Denmark, the waiting time from the ready-to-treat date to the first radiotherapy fraction is by national legislation guaranteed not to exceed 4 weeks. This guarantee has now been tightened for some specific diagnoses as it is required that e.g. intestinal and head and neck cancer patients have to be treated without unnecessary delays. Thus, patients with these tumour sites have to start radiotherapy treatment immediately after diagnosis, if