Effect of COVID-19 pandemic on practice in European radiation oncology centers

Berend J. Slotman*, Yolande Lievens, Philip Poortmans, Valerie Cremades, Thomas Eichler, Daniel Victor Wakefield, Umberto Ricardi

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Abstract

ESTRO surveyed European radiation oncology department heads to evaluate the impact of COVID-19. Telemedicine was used in 78% of the departments, and 60% reported a decline in patient volume. Use of protective measures was implemented on a large scale, but shortages of personal protective equipment were present in more than half of the departments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-42
Number of pages3
JournalRadiotherapy and Oncology
Volume150
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020

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