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Radiation treatment compliance in the Indigenous population: the pilot Northern Territory experience and future directions

by Le H, Penniment M, Carruthers S, Roos D, Sullivan T, Baxi S

Journal article
Year 2013
Journal Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Volume 57
Issue 2
Page 218–221

Abstract

This study sought to determine if a difference in radiotherapy treatment attendance rates exists between Indigenous and non-Indigenous patients. It also aimed to ascertain which patient, disease and treatment factors affect attendance of Indigenous patients for radiotherapy treatment.

The sociocultural and economic factors which are thought to have influenced cancer treatment pattern and outcomes included:

  • financial
  • travel
  • access
  • tradition versus western treatments
  • communications between specialist and patients.

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