Light ion facility projects in Europe: Methodological aspects for the calculation of the treatment cost per protocol

Pascal Pommier, Luciano Zucca, Ingemar Näslund, Thomas Auberger, Stephanie E. Combs, Guy François, Germaine Heeren, Joël Rochat, Lionel Perrier

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Abstract

In the framework of the European Network for Research in Light Ion Hadron Therapy (ENLIGHT), the health economics group develops a methodology for assessing important investment and operating costs of this innovative treatment against its expected benefits. The main task is to estimate the cost per treated patient. The cost analysis is restricted to the therapeutic phase from the hospital point of view. An original methodology for cost assessment per treatment protocol is developed based on standard costs. Costs related to direct medical activity are based on the production process analysis, whereas indirect and non direct medical costs are allocated to each protocol using relevant cost-drivers. The resulting cost model will take into account the specificities of each therapeutic protocol as well as the particularities of each of the European projects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S183-S185
JournalRadiotherapy and Oncology
Volume73
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cost
  • Innovation
  • Light ion therapy
  • Model

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