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Table 2 Per patient and per fraction radiotherapy treatment (25 fractions) costs (€ 2012)

From: Direct costs of radiotherapy for rectal cancer: a microcosting study

Type Treatment planning % Treatment % Follow-up %
Fixed costs: Cost (€) per patient* Variable costs: Cost (€) per fraction per patient Fixed costs: Cost (€) per patient*
Capital 62.9 5.8 34.4 38.5 0.0 0.0
Labour 493.6 40.6 32.6 35.5 66.3 71.4
Overheads 197.4 16.2 13.0 14.2 26.5 28.6
Other/consumables 455.3 37.4 10.9 11.8 0.0 0.0
Total 1,217.2   90.9   92.8  
  1. *Treatment planning costs and follow-up costs are the same irrespective of the length of course.