An economic model to assess the cost-benefit of BNCT

Martti Kulvik*, Raine Hermans, Ismo Linnosmaa, Joel Shalowitz

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-9
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
Event International Congress on Neutron Capture Therapy - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 14 Jun 201419 Jun 2014
Conference number: 16


  • BNCT
  • Costs
  • Health care
  • Technology


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