Visual Management for the Radiotherapy Process
In a retrospective cohort of radiotherapy patients, time stamps of various steps in the
radiotherapy process (diagnosis, multi-disciplinary board, referral, intake, simulation,
treatment planning, quality control, first fraction of radiotherapy) will be collected.
These will be combined with patient, tumor and patient-process (e.g. referring physician,
treating physician, busy-at-the-time, referring hospital) related features. Based on these a
predictive model will be learned that can estimate the probability at various stages of the
process that the patient waits too long. Visual management will be developed that can
visualize the predicted waiting time.
Process interventions aimed at reducing waiting times will be tested prospectively.
Observational [Patient Registry]
Observational Model: Cohort
referral and first day of radiotherapy
Waiting time between referral and first day of radiotherapy
Netherlands: The Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (CCMO)