The development of palliative care in Brasov, Romania

Wright, M. and Clark, D. (2002) The development of palliative care in Brasov, Romania. European Journal of Palliative Care, 9(5), pp. 202-205.

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Romania is a country with widespread poverty, high infant mortality and lower life expectancy than many of its European neighbours. Since the revolution of 1989, there have been far-reaching changes to its political, economic and healthcare systems. In 1999, there were 37,840 deaths from cancer, 168.2 per 100,000. As Romanian hospitals rarely make provision for patients beyond the curable stages of disease, many are discharged home into the care of family members and the patchily distributed primary care services. Estimates indicate that around 90% of cancer patients die at home, 15% are treated with narcotic drugs and 50% suffer unrelieved pain.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Clark, Professor David
Authors: Wright, M., and Clark, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Journal Name:European Journal of Palliative Care
Publisher:Hayward Medical Communications Ltd.
ISSN (Online):1479-0793

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