Journal article

Are We Choosing Wisely in Radiation Oncology Practice-Findings From an Australian Population-Based Study

Wee Loon Ong, Farshad Foroudi, Roger L Milne, Jeremy L Millar

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

PURPOSE: To evaluate the adoption of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists Choosing Wisely (CW) radiation oncology recommendations before and after the release of the recommendations. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The Victorian Radiotherapy Minimum Data Set captures details of radiation therapy delivered in the state of Victoria, Australia. This study included the following 3 groups of patients relevant to 3 of the 5 CW recommendations: women who received a diagnosis of early-stage breast cancer at age ≥50 years who had breast radiation therapy (excluding nodal irradiation), patients with cancer who had palliative bone radiation therapy (excluding those with primary bone mali..

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