2015 Article ICNCT16 Others

An economic model to assess the cost-benefit of BNCT

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2015

Authors:   Martti Kulvik,Raine Hermans,Ismo Linnosmaa,Joel Shalowitz,
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Abstract: We have constructed a formal model on cost-benefit of new technology in health care, and apply it on boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT). We assume that the patient health benefit from getting cured in acute treatment is always higher than the patient utility resulting from any long term treatment or death. This assumption makes it possible to evaluate the monetary cost impacts of a new technology and relate these measures to the patient health benefit.