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Last Updated: 06/29/15

HUMAN RESOURCES FOR TREATING NEW CANCER CASES IN MAURITIUS

Cancer All cancers
excl. non-melanoma
skin cancer
Breast Gynecological Colorectal Urological Hematological
New Cancer Cases 2621 533 283 282 274 217
Rank 1 2 3 4 5
SURGERY % of patients needing surgery 60.08 100 56.67 70 73.75 0
Number (#) of patients needing surgery 1575 533 160 197 202 0
Average length of stay (ALOS) for surgery 5.67 5 6.33 9 8 0
# of surgery beds/day 24.43 7.30 2.78 4.86 4.43 0.00
CHEMOTHERAPY % of patients requiring chemo 83.83 100 66.67 90 62.5 100
# of patients requiring chemo 2197.29 533 189 254 171 217
ALOS for chemo 3.80 3 3 3 3.5 6.5
# of chemo beds/day 22.86 4.38 1.55 2.08 1.64 3.86
RADIOTHERAPY % of patients requiring RT 47.75 100 40 25 41.25 32.5
# of patients 1251.53 533 113 71 113 71
# of admitted patients 312.88 133 28 18 28 18
ALOS 5.00 5 5 5 5 5
# of RT beds/day 4.28 1.82 0.39 0.24 0.39 0.24
ONCOLOGY BEDS Maximum # of beds/day 52 14 5 8 7 5
# of 24 bed oncology wards 3 1 1 1 1 1
ONCOLOGISTS Hematologist Oncologists 1 0 0 0 0 1
Surgical Oncologists 4 2 1 1 1 0
Radiation/Clinical Oncologists 14 3 2 2 2 2
Urologic Oncologists 1 0 0 0 1 0
Gynecologic Oncologist 1 0 1 0 0 0
Pathologists 6 2 1 1 1 1
PHARMACY Onco-Pharmacists 12 4 4 4 4 4
Onco-Pharmacy Technicians 18 6 6 6 6 6
PALLIATIVE CARE Palliative Care Specialists 6 2 1 1 1 1
RADIATION THERAPY STAFF & EQUIPMENT Radiation Therapy Technicians 16 7 2 1 2 1
Medical Physicists 6 3 1 1 1 1
Linac Engineers 2 1 1 1 1 1
Radiation Oncology Nurses 6 3 1 1 1 1
Linacs / Co 60 Megavolt Units 3 2 1 1 1 1
# of Brachytherapy units 2 1 1 1 1 1
# CT simulators 2 1 1 1 1 1
# of treatment planning computers 2 1 1 1 1 1
# of dosimetry/QA package 2 1 1 1 1 1
NURSING Oncology Nursing Staff other than Radiation Oncology Nurses 45 15 15 15 15 15

RESOURCES NEEDED IN CITIES BASED on GLOBOCAN2012 AND DATA FROM CITYPOPULATION.DE2011

Mauritius (GLOBOCAN2012) Mauritius (Citypopulation2011)
Population 1,313,000 1,237,091
New Cancer Cases 2621 2470
SURGERY % of patients needing surgery 60.08 60.08
Number (#) of patients needing surgery 1575 1484
Average length of stay (ALOS) for surgery 5.67 5.67
# of surgery beds/day 24.43 23.02
CHEMOTHERAPY % of patients requiring chemo 83.83 83.83
# of patients requiring chemo 2197 2071
ALOS for chemo 3.80 3.80
# of chemo beds/day 22.86 21.54
RADIOTHERAPY % of patients requiring RT 47.75 47.75
# of patients 1252 1179
# of admitted patients 313 295
ALOS 5 5
# of RT beds/day 4.28 4.04
ONCOLOGY BEDS Maximum # of beds/day 52 49
# of 24 bed oncology wards 3 3
ONCOLOGISTS Hematologist Oncologists 1 1
Surgical Oncologists 4 4
Radiation/Clinical Oncologists 14 13
Urologic Oncologists 1 1
Gynecologic Oncologist 1 1
Pathologists 6 5
PHARMACY Onco-Pharmacists 12 12
Onco-Pharmacy Technicians 18 18
PALLIATIVE CARE Palliative Care Specialists 6 5
RADIATION THERAPY STAFF & EQUIPMENT Radiation Therapy Technicians 16 15
Medical Physicists 6 5
Linac Engineers 2 2
Radiation Oncology Nurses 6 5
Linacs / Co 60 Megavolt Units 3 3
# of Brachytherapy units 2 2
# CT simulators 2 2
# of treatment planning computers 2 2
# of dosimetry/QA package 2 2
NURSING Oncology Nursing Staff other than Radiation Oncology Nurses 45 45

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