Management in Health, Vol 22, No 3 (2018)

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HOSPITALIZATION BY THE FREQUENTLY CANCERS IN ADULTS OVER 18 YEARS, IN PUBLIC HOSPITALS IN ROMANIA

Carmen SASU, Marius CIUTAN, Simona MUȘAT

Abstract


In Romania, the standardized mortality rate for colorectal cancer was superior to the European Union and the hospital discharge rate for these patients in our country was above the European average in 2016. In terms of population aged 50-74 years participants in screening programs for this type of cancer, Romania ranks last, with less than 10% of the population, who has ever done this test. As far as the statistics on malignancies are concerned, they are missing or incomplete in our country, so the situation of these patients is unclear.

 

In this context, our study attempts to provide some additional information on the situation in Romania at the level of the last 5 years in terms of cases diagnosed as malignant tumor with digestive localization or tumor with unpredictable evolution or unknown behavior, hospitalized in public hospitals under contract with the National Health Insurance House.

 

Findings in our study represent valid evidence and they should be complemented by evidence of the determinants of these pathologies and the level of resource consumption in order to support the decision-making process in the health sector in Romania.

 

Keywords: cancer, digestive cancer, hospitalization, Romania


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