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|Title:||The patient journey : a report of skin cancer care across Europe|
|Authors:||Trakatelli, Myrto Georgia|
Proby, Charlotte M.
Ţiplica, George Sorin
Ulrich, Martina E.Y.
Vries, Esther de
Flohil, Sophie C.
Ranki, Annamari M.
|Keywords:||Skin -- Cancer -- Patients -- Europe|
Skin -- Cancer -- Diagnosis -- Europe
Skin -- Cancer -- Treatment -- Europe
Skin -- Cancer -- Treatment -- Malta
Skin -- Cancer -- Patients -- Malta
Medical care -- Europe
Dermatology -- Europe
|Citation:||Trakatelli, M., Siskou, S., Proby, C., Tiplica, G. S., Hinrichs, B., Altsitsiadis, E.,...Stockfleth, E. (2012). The patient journey: a report of skin cancer care across Europe. British Journal of Dermatology, 167, 43-52.|
|Abstract:||Summary - Background: There are poorly documented variations in the journey a skin cancer patient will follow from diagnosis to treatment in the European Union. Objectives: To investigate the possible difficulties or obstacles that a person with a skin malignancy in the European Union may have to overcome in order to receive adequate medical screening and care for his/her condition. In addition, we wished to explore differences in European health systems, which may lead to health inequalities and health inequities within Europe. Methods: Ten European countries took part in this investigation (in alphabetical order): Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Poland, Romania, Spain, the Netherlands and the U.K. The individual participants undertook local and national enquiries within their own country and completed a questionnaire. Results This exercise has identified important differences in the management of a skin cancer patient, reflecting major disparities in health care between European countries. Conclusions: Further investigation of health disparities and efforts to address health inequalities should lead to improvements in European health care quality and reduction in morbidity from skin cancer.|
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