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Title: Malta : the national cancer plan : strengthening the system
Other Titles: Healthcare systems : future predictions for global care
Authors: Buttigieg, Sandra C.
Grech, Kenneth
Azzopardi Muscat, Natasha
Keywords: Public health -- Malta
Cancer -- Diagnosis
Cancer -- Epidemiology
Cancer -- Government policy -- Malta
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group
Citation: Buttigieg, S. C., Grech, K., & Azzopardi-Muscat, N. (2018). Malta : the national cancer plan : strengthening the system. In J. Braithwaite, R. Mannion, Y. Matsuyama, P. G. Shekelle, S. Whittaker & S. Al-Adawi (Eds.) Healthcare systems : future predictions for global care (pp. 199-204). Florida: CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group.
Abstract: Malta, the smallest European Union (EU) member state, with a population of 425,384, has a universal health system where care is mainly provided freely by the state, alongside a small private sector (National Statistics Office [Malta], 2014). In Malta, cancer mortality as a proportion of all mortality is increasing— rising from 24% in 1997 to 26.6% in 2007 and 26.9% in 2013 (England, 2013). The Maltese cancer strategy, launched in 2011, requires strong public health leadership and transdisciplinary competence and collaboration (Ministry for Health, the Elderly and Community Care [Malta], 2011). By adopting a One Health approach in the prevention of cancers, Malta aims to achieve earlier diagnosis, lower mortality, and better survival rates for treatable cancers.
ISBN: 9781138052604
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