Prostatic cancer in the Nordic Countries

Jonsson P M, Danneskiold-Samsoe B, Heggestad T
Record ID 31996008355
Authors' objectives:

Study in variations in diagnosis and treatment of prostatic cancer in the Nordic countries.

Authors' results and conclusions: Prostatic cancer presents a growing challenge for the health services in the Nordic Countries. Every year, more than 9,000 Nordic men are diagnosed with prostatic cancer and the figure is increasing annually. The study of 216 hospital departments demonstrates how the Nordic health care services diagnose, treat, and follow up on patients with suspected and verified prostatic cancer. Comparisons reveal significant differences in strategy between urological/surgical hospital departments in the five countries. The main tendency is expectant practice in Denmark and an intervening practice in Finland.
Authors' recommendations: In spite of numerous scientific trails knowledge on prostatic cancer remains limited. The beneficial effects of screening are doubtful due to the lack of evidence that early detection may lead to prolongation of life or increased quality of life. Other output or dissemination activity: Impact not evaluated.
Project Status: Completed
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Year Published: 1992
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Denmark
MeSH Terms
  • Mass Screening
  • Prostate-Specific Antigen
  • Prostatic Neoplasms
Organisation Name: Danish Institute for Health Services Research
Contact Address: DSI, PO Box 2595, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark Tel: +45 35 29 8400; Fax: +45 35 29 8499
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Copyright: Danish Institute for Health Services Research (DSI)
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