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Last Updated: 06/29/15

HUMAN RESOURCES FOR TREATING NEW CANCER CASES IN JORDAN

Cancer All cancers
excl. non-melanoma
skin cancer
Breast Colorectal Hematological Urological Lung
New Cancer Cases 6383 1237 967 802 738 583
Rank 1 2 3 4 5
SURGERY % of patients needing surgery 53.75 100 70 0 73.75 25
Number (#) of patients needing surgery 3431 1237 677 0 544 146
Average length of stay (ALOS) for surgery 6.40 5 9 0 8 10
# of surgery beds/day 60.12 16.93 16.68 0.00 11.92 3.99
CHEMOTHERAPY % of patients requiring chemo 80.50 100 90 100 62.5 50
# of patients requiring chemo 5138.32 1237 870 802 461 292
ALOS for chemo 3.80 3 3 6.5 3.5 3
# of chemo beds/day 53.46 10.16 7.15 14.27 4.42 2.39
RADIOTHERAPY % of patients requiring RT 57.75 100 25 32.5 41.25 90
# of patients 3686.18 1237 242 261 304 525
# of admitted patients 921.55 309 60 65 76 131
ALOS 5.00 5 5 5 5 5
# of RT beds/day 12.62 4.23 0.83 0.89 1.04 1.80
ONCOLOGY BEDS Maximum # of beds/day 127 32 25 16 18 9
# of 24 bed oncology wards 6 2 2 1 1 1
ONCOLOGISTS Hematologist Oncologists 2 0 0 2 0 0
Surgical Oncologists 8 3 2 0 2 1
Radiation/Clinical Oncologists 32 7 5 5 4 3
Urologic Oncologists 2 0 0 0 2 0
Pathologists 13 3 2 2 2 2
PHARMACY Onco-Pharmacists 24 8 8 4 4 4
Onco-Pharmacy Technicians 36 12 12 6 6 6
PALLIATIVE CARE Palliative Care Specialists 13 3 2 2 2 2
RADIATION THERAPY STAFF & EQUIPMENT Radiation Therapy Technicians 45 15 3 4 4 7
Medical Physicists 15 5 1 2 2 3
Linac Engineers 4 2 1 1 1 1
Radiation Oncology Nurses 15 5 1 2 2 3
Linacs / Co 60 Megavolt Units 8 3 1 1 1 2
# of Brachytherapy units 4 2 1 1 1 1
# CT simulators 4 2 1 1 1 1
# of treatment planning computers 4 2 1 1 1 1
# of dosimetry/QA package 4 2 1 1 1 1
NURSING Oncology Nursing Staff other than Radiation Oncology Nurses 90 30 30 15 15 15

RESOURCES NEEDED IN CITIES BASED ON GLOBOCAN2012 AND DATA FROM CITYPOPULATION.DE2012

Amman Irbid
Population 2473400 1137100
New Cancer Cases 2446 1125
SURGERY % of patients needing surgery 53.75 53.75
Number (#) of patients needing surgery 1315 605
Average length of stay (ALOS) for surgery 6.40 6.40
# of surgery beds/day 23.04 10.60
CHEMOTHERAPY % of patients requiring chemo 80.50 80.50
# of patients requiring chemo 1969 906
ALOS for chemo 3.80 3.80
# of chemo beds/day 20.49 9.42
RADIOTHERAPY % of patients requiring RT 57.75 57.75
# of patients 1413 650
# of admitted patients 353 162
ALOS 5 5
# of RT beds/day 4.83 2.22
ONCOLOGY BEDS Maximum # of beds/day 49 23
# of 24 bed oncology wards 3 1
ONCOLOGISTS Hematologist Oncologists 1 1
Surgical Oncologists 3 2
Radiation/Clinical Oncologists 13 6
Urologic Oncologists 1 1
Pathologists 5 3
PHARMACY Onco-Pharmacists 12 4
Onco-Pharmacy Technicians 18 6
PALLIATIVE CARE Palliative Care Specialists 5 3
RADIATION THERAPY STAFF & EQUIPMENT Radiation Therapy Technicians 17 8
Medical Physicists 6 3
Linac Engineers 2 1
Radiation Oncology Nurses 6 3
Linacs / Co 60 Megavolt Units 3 2
# of Brachytherapy units 2 1
# CT simulators 2 1
# of treatment planning computers 2 1
# of dosimetry/QA package 2 1
NURSING Oncology Nursing Staff other than Radiation Oncology Nurses 45 15

KEY TO CALCULATIONS

  1. Number of beds/day = number who require surgery*ALOS/365.25
  2. Oncology beds per day = beds for surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy
  3. Number of 24 bed oncology wards = (Oncology beds per day)/24
  4. Number of Hematologist Oncologists = (2/1000)*hematology 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 Gynecologic Oncologists = (2/1000)*GYN cancer cases
  8. Number of Urologic Oncologists = (2/1000)* urological cancer cases
  9. Number of Neurologic Oncologists = (2/1000)* brain cancer cases
  10. Number of Pathologists = (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 = 1 head nurse + 1 nurse specialist + 13 nurses for each 24 bed oncology ward.
  21. The table below lists the estimated number 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 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 GYN cancer 20 5 80 3 80 5
Corpus uteri GYN cancer 80 5 20 3 20 5
Ovary GYN cancer 70 9 100 3 20 5
Gynecological cancers 56.67 6.33 66.67 3 40 5
Larynx Head and neck 50 9 50 3 75 5
Lip, oral cavity Head and neck 40 9 80 3 80 5
Nasopharynx Head and neck 0 0 100 3 100 5
Other pharynx Head and neck 40 9 80 3 80 5
Thyroid Head and 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
Urological 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 5 cancers