1) Cost-effective allocation of resources is pivotal for a more accessible
and sustainable oncology care system.
2) Improved funding and resourcing, for example the availability of high-quality
treatment facilities and the geographical spread of such facilities to encourage
patients to seek care.
3) Incentivisation of innovative research, including the design of reimbursement
systems, reward of innovations in cancer care, and the development of new payment
4) A better integrated and organised cancer care system, to help avoid
bottlenecks and ensure timely management of patients.
5) Collation of data on resource use and outcomes to monitor standards and
regional differences, and to plan the allocation of resources.
6) More recognition of quality of life as an outcome measure for the individual
Notes to Editors
Additional report information
- All countries included in the report adopted a national cancer plan during
the last decade.
- All countries have cancer registries, but very different degrees of
completeness and scope. Sweden has the most comprehensive registries whereas France
monitors its cancer patients less thoroughly with a system of regional registries that
only covers around 20% of the population.
- In all countries but Germany the whole or almost the whole population is
covered by public health insurance. Statutory Health Insurance Funds cover about 90%
of the population in Germany and the remaining part of the population has private