Trends in cancer patient survival in Estonia before and after the transition from a Soviet republic to an open-market economy.

@article{Aareleid2002TrendsIC,
  title={Trends in cancer patient survival in Estonia before and after the transition from a Soviet republic to an open-market economy.},
  author={Tiiu Aareleid and Hermann Brenner},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={2002},
  volume={102 1},
  pages={
          45-50
        }
}
Cancer patients' survival is strongly dependent on socioeconomic factors, including access to and quality of medical care. During the past decade, Estonia has undergone a major political and economic change from a Soviet republic to an open-market economy country, and the health care system was transformed from a centralised state-controlled system into a decentralised health insurance-based one. Using data from the population-based Estonian Cancer Registry, we assessed trends in cancer patient… CONTINUE READING
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