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Table 5 Table of radiotherapy technologist (RTT) staffing (150 patients/year/RTT)

From: Radiotherapy in the Caribbean: a spotlight on the human resource and equipment challenges among CARICOM nations

Country Assuming 55% of patients require radiotherapy Recommended staffing No. in country Absolute difference
Antigua and Barbuda 109* < 1 3 2
The Bahamas 513 3 3 0
Barbados 685 5 5 0
Belize 197; NRM 1 0 − 1
Dominica 81*; NRM < 1 0 − 1
Grenada 127*; NRM < 1 0 − 1
Guyana 413 3 1 − 2
Haiti 6801; NRM 45 0 − 45
Jamaica 4041 27 13 − 14
St. Kitts and Nevis 59*; NRM < 1 0 − 1
St. Lucia 207; NRM 1 0 − 1
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 125*; NRM < 1 0 − 1
Suriname 573 4 11 7
Trinidad and Tobago 1853 12 24 12
All countries 15 784 106 60 − 46
  1. All values were rounded to the nearest integers for total calculations
  2. NRM no radiotherapy machine
  3. *Using average crude incidence ratio (new cases/population) of the nine CARICOM nations with known incidence data from GLOBOCAN = 0.00206 (95% CI = 0.00082)