The problem of treatment abandonment in children from developing countries with cancer.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/71020
Title:
The problem of treatment abandonment in children from developing countries with cancer.
Authors:
Arora, Ramandeep Singh; Eden, Tim O B; Pizer, Barry
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: There is an inequality gap between the outcome of childhood cancer in resource, rich and limited countries. Abandonment of treatment is one of the reasons for this. PROCEDURE: We searched the medical literature for evidence on abandonment, its causes, and any preventative interventions. RESULTS: Abandonment is a very real problem all across the developing world. Cancers associated with poorer prognosis seem to have higher abandonment rates. It is also related to the socio-economic and educational status of parents, travel time to treatment centers, and affordable, locally available treatment. CONCLUSIONS: Twinning between institutions, which includes several preventative interventions, has clearly been shown to work.
Affiliation:
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester, United Kingdom. reemaraman@doctors.org.uk
Citation:
The problem of treatment abandonment in children from developing countries with cancer. 2007, 49 (7):941-6 Pediatr Blood Cancer
Journal:
Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Issue Date:
Dec-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/71020
DOI:
10.1002/pbc.21127
PubMed ID:
17252565
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1545-5009
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorArora, Ramandeep Singh-
dc.contributor.authorEden, Tim O B-
dc.contributor.authorPizer, Barry-
dc.date.accessioned2009-06-19T14:00:29Z-
dc.date.available2009-06-19T14:00:29Z-
dc.date.issued2007-12-
dc.identifier.citationThe problem of treatment abandonment in children from developing countries with cancer. 2007, 49 (7):941-6 Pediatr Blood Canceren
dc.identifier.issn1545-5009-
dc.identifier.pmid17252565-
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/pbc.21127-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/71020-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: There is an inequality gap between the outcome of childhood cancer in resource, rich and limited countries. Abandonment of treatment is one of the reasons for this. PROCEDURE: We searched the medical literature for evidence on abandonment, its causes, and any preventative interventions. RESULTS: Abandonment is a very real problem all across the developing world. Cancers associated with poorer prognosis seem to have higher abandonment rates. It is also related to the socio-economic and educational status of parents, travel time to treatment centers, and affordable, locally available treatment. CONCLUSIONS: Twinning between institutions, which includes several preventative interventions, has clearly been shown to work.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectChildhood Canceren
dc.subjectAbandonmenten
dc.subjectPediatricsen
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshContinuity of Patient Care-
dc.subject.meshDeveloping Countries-
dc.subject.meshHealthcare Disparities-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInternational Cooperation-
dc.subject.meshMedically Underserved Area-
dc.subject.meshNeoplasms-
dc.subject.meshOutcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)-
dc.subject.meshPoverty-
dc.subject.meshPrognosis-
dc.subject.meshRefusal to Treat-
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factors-
dc.subject.meshWithholding Treatment-
dc.titleThe problem of treatment abandonment in children from developing countries with cancer.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRoyal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester, United Kingdom. reemaraman@doctors.org.uken
dc.identifier.journalPediatric Blood & Canceren

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