Mortality from childhood cancer in general and childhood leukemia in particular has sharply declined in economically developed countries over the last 30 years, whereas the incidence of these diseases has remained essentially unaltered. Therefore, childhood malignancies can be used as tracers of accessibility to and effectiveness of medical care. The objective of this study was to compare the reduction of mortality from childhood cancer in general, and childhood leukemia in particular, in four economically developed areas of the world, to assess accessibility to and effectiveness of technologically advanced medical care.
|Titolo:||Trends in childhood cancer mortality as indicators of the quality of medical care in the developed world|
NEGRI, EVA VANNA LORENZA (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||childhood malignancies; childhood leukemia; quality of care; trends|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/01 - Statistica Medica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||15-nov-1998|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1002/(SICI)1097-0142(19981115)83:10<2223::AID-CNCR23>3.0.CO;2-R|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|