Management in Health, Vol 22, No 1 (2018)

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EVOLUTION OF THE HOSPITALISATION EPISODES IN ADULTS WITH CANCER AGED 18+, IN PUBLIC ROMANIAN HOSPITALS BETWEEN 2013-2017

Carmen SASU, Marius CIUTAN, Simona MUSAT

Abstract


Malignant tumors are the main challenge of modern society through the major medical and socio-economic impact.

In Romania, cancer is a major problem of the medical system and of society as a whole, a problem that is becoming more and more important with the increase in the number of cases, their complexity, the lack of financial resources for early detection and treatment of cases, especially in the current context in which patients present themselves to a physician and are diagnosed in advanced stages of illness.

This study provides descriptive evidence at national, regional and local level on the geographical distribution of hospitalization episodes due to the main classes/categories of neoplasms, as well as the temporal evolution of their number in the period 2013-2017.

We consider that a more in-depth analysis is needed to implement effective public health measures not only to improve the health of the population but also to improve the health services provided to patients according to their needs and to reduce the burden of the disease neoplastic on the health system and the national economy.

 

Key words: malignant tumors, hospitals, Romania, descriptive evidence


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