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Last Updated: 01/08/14

HUMAN RESOURCES FOR TREATING NEW CANCER CASES IN BOSNIA

Cancer All cancers
excl. non-melanoma
skin cancer
Urological Lung Colorectal Breast Gynecological
New Cancer Cases 9778 1578 1503 1166 1100 687
Rank 1 2 3 4 5
SURGERY % of patients needing surgery 70.90 73.75 25 70 100.00 56.67
Number (#) of patients needing surgery 6933 1164 376 816 1100 389
Average length of stay (ALOS) for surgery 7.89 8 10 9 5 6.33
# of surgery beds/day 149.74 25.49 10.29 20.11 15.06 6.75
CHEMOTHERAPY % of patients requiring chemo 78.20 62.5 50 90 100 66.67
# of patients requiring chemo 7645.91 986 752 1049 1100 458
ALOS for chemo 3.08 3.5 3 3 3 3
# of chemo beds/day 64.54 9.45 6.17 8.62 9.03 3.76
RADIOTHERAPY % of patients requiring RT 66.04 41.25 90 25 100 40
# of patients 6457.55 651 1353 292 1100 275
# of admitted patients 1614.39 163 338 73 275 69
ALOS 5.00 5 5 5 5 5
# of RT beds/day 22.10 2.23 4.63 1.00 3.76 0.94
ONCOLOGY BEDS Maximum # of beds/day 237 38 22 30 28 12
# of 24 bed oncology wards 10 2 1 2 2 1
ONCOLOGISTS Surgical Oncologists 15 3 1 2 3 1
Radiation/Clinical Oncologists 49 8 8 6 6 4
Urologic Oncologists 4 4 0 0 0 0
Gynecologic Oncologist 2 0 0 0 0 2
Pathologists 20 4 4 3 3 2
PHARMACY Onco-Pharmacists 40 8 4 8 8 4
Onco-Pharmacy Technicians 60 12 6 12 12 6
PALLIATIVE CARE Palliative Care Specialists 20 4 4 3 3 2
RADIATION THERAPY STAFF & EQUIPMENT Radiation Therapy Technicians 78 8 17 4 14 4
Medical Physicists 26 3 6 2 5 2
Linac Engineers 7 1 2 1 2 1
Radiation Oncology Nurses 26 3 6 2 5 2
Linacs / Co 60 Megavolt Units 13 2 3 1 3 1
# of Brachytherapy units 7 1 2 1 2 1
# CT simulators 7 1 2 1 2 1
# of treatment planning computers 7 1 2 1 2 1
# of dosimetry/QA package 7 1 2 1 2 1
NURSING Oncology Nursing Staff other than Radiation Oncology Nurses 150 30 15 30 30 15

CANCER INCIDENCE IN MOST POPULOUS CITY BASED on GLOBOCAN 2008 AND DATA FROM CITYPOPULATION.DE 2008

Sarajevo
Population 393000
New Cancer Cases 1019
SURGERY % of patients needing surgery 70.90
Number (#) of patients needing surgery 722
Average length of stay (ALOS) for surgery 7.89
# of surgery beds/day 15.60
CHEMOTHERAPY % of patients requiring chemo 78.20
# of patients requiring chemo 797
ALOS for chemo 3.08
# of chemo beds/day 6.73
RADIOTHERAPY % of patients requiring RT 66.04
# of patients 673
# of admitted patients 168
ALOS 5
# of RT beds/day 2.30
ONCOLOGY BEDS Maximum # of beds/day 25
# of 24 bed oncology wards 2
ONCOLOGISTS Surgical Oncologists 2
Radiation/Clinical Oncologists 6
Urologic Oncologists 1
Gynecologic Oncologist 1
Pathologists 3
PHARMACY Onco-Pharmacists 8
Onco-Pharmacy Technicians 12
PALLIATIVE CARE Palliative Care Specialists 3
RADIATION THERAPY STAFF & EQUIPMENT Radiation Therapy Technicians 9
Medical Physicists 3
Linac Engineers 1
Radiation Oncology Nurses 3
Linacs / Co 60 Megavolt Units 2
# of Brachytherapy units 1
# CT simulators 1
# of treatment planning computers 1
# of dosimetry/QA package 1
NURSING Oncology Nursing Staff other than Radiation Oncology Nurses 30

Key to Calculations

  1. Number of beds/day = number who require surgery*ALOS/365.25
  2. Oncology beds per day = beds for surgery + beds for chemotherapy + beds for radiation therapy
  3. Number of 24 bed oncology wards = (Oncology beds per day)/24
  4. Number of Hematologist oncologists = (2/1000)*hematologic malignancy cases
  5. Number of Radiation Oncologists = (5/1000)*total number of cancer cases
  6. Number of Surgical oncologists = (number of surgeries)/480. This is based on 2 surgeries per day, 5 days a week for 48 weeks)
  7. Number of GYN-oncologists = (2/1000)*GYN cancer cases
  8. Number of Urologic Oncologists = (2/1000)* urological cancer cases
  9. Number of Neuro-Oncologists = (2/1000)* brain, nervous system cancer cases
  10. Number of pathologist = (2/1000)*total number of cancer cases
  11. Number of Pharmacists = 4* number of 24 bed oncology wards
  12. Number of Pharmacy Technicians = 6 * number of 24 bed oncology wards
  13. Number of Palliative Care Specialists = (2/1000)*total number of cancer cases
  14. Number of Medical Physicists = (4/1000) * number of patients requiring radiation therapy
  15. Number of Radiation Technicians = (12/1000) * number of patients requiring radiation therapy
  16. Number of Linac Engineers = (1/1000) * number of patients requiring radiation therapy
  17. Number of Radiation Therapy nurses = (4/1000) * number of patients requiring radiation therapy
  18. Number of Linacs = (2/1000)  * number of patients requiring radiation therapy
  19. Number of Brachy therapy units/CT simulators/treatment planning computers/ dosimetry/QA package = (1/1000)  * number of patients requiring radiation therapy
  20. Number of nurses = 15*number of 24 bed oncology wards (1 head nurse + 1 nurse specialist + 13 nurses for each 24 bed oncology ward).
  21. The table below lists the estimated percentage of patients requiring surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy for the different types of cancers as well as the average length of stay (ALOS) in hospital (in days) for each of these treatments.
Type of cancer % of patients requiring Surgery ALOS % of patients requiring Chemotherapy ALOS % of patients requiring Radiation therapy ALOS
Cervix uteri Gynecological 20 5 80 3 80 5
Corpus uteri Gynecological 80 5 20 3 20 5
Ovary Gynecological 70 9 100 3 20 5
Gynecological cancers 56.67 6.33 66.67 3 40 5
Larynx Head & Neck 50 9 50 3 75 5
Lip, oral cavity Head & Neck 40 9 80 3 80 5
Nasopharynx Head & Neck 0 0 100 3 100 5
Other pharynx Head & Neck 40 9 80 3 80 5
Thyroid Head & Neck 90 7 20 5 20 5
Head and Neck cancers 44 6.8 66 3.4 71 5
Hodgkin lymphoma Hematological Malignancy 0 0 100 5 40 5
Leukaemia Hematological Malignancy 0 0 100 7 20 5
Multiple myeloma Hematological Malignancy 0 0 100 7 20 5
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma Hematological Malignancy 0 0 100 7 50 5
Hematological Malignancies 0 0 100 6.5 32.5 5
Bladder Urological 100 9 50 3 50 5
Kidney Urological 75 9 50 3 20 5
Prostate Urological 20 9 50 3 65 5
Testis Urological 100 5 100 5 30 5
Urologica cancers 73.75 8 62.5 3.5 41.25 5
Brain, nervous system 100 9 100 3 100 5
Breast 100 5 100 3 100 5
Colorectal 70 9 90 3 25 5
Gallbladder 33 9 66 3 50 5
Kaposi sarcoma 0 0 70 3 50 5
Liver 5 10 20 3 20 5
Lung 25 10 50 3 90 5
Melanoma of skin 100 3 50 3 50 5
Esophagus 20 9 90 3 90 5
Pancreas 10 10 50 5 50 5
Stomach 33 5 66 3 50 5
All cancers excl. non-melanoma skin cancer average of top 10 cancers