Published in Cancer Weekly, December 8th, 2009
Internationally viewed, medical care in Germany for children with cancer is very good as far as survival is concerned. However, other aspects, such as quality of life, pain, and long-term consequences of the disease are still insufficiently investigated in studies. This is the conclusion of the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) in its final report published on 16 October 2009.
Establish mandatory quality standards
Every year in Germany approximately 1800 children under 15 years of age are diagnosed with cancer. In order to provide them with the best possible care, the...
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