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The role of health policy in the burden of breast cancer in Brazil

Figueiredo, Francisco Winter dos Santos; Almeida, Tábata Cristina do Carmo; Cardial, Débora Terra; Maciel, Érika da Silva; Fonseca, Fernando Luiz Affonso; Adami, Fernando.
BMC womens health; 17(121)2017. tab
Artigo em Inglês | Coleciona SUS (Brasil) | ID: biblio-944162
Background: Breast cancer affects millions of women worldwide, particularly in Brazil, where public healthcare system is an important model in health organization and the cost of chronic disease has affected the economy in the first decade of the twenty-first century. The aim was to evaluate the role of health policy in the burden of breast cancer in Brazil between 2004 and 2014. Methods: Secondary analysis was performed in 2017 with Brazilian Health Ministry official data, extracted from the Department of Informatics of the National Health System. Age-standardized mortality and the age-standardized incidence of hospital admission by breast cancer were calculated per 100,000 people. Public healthcare costs were converted to US dollars. Regression analysis was performed to estimate the trend of breast cancer rates and healthcare.
costs, and principal component analysis was performed to estimate a cost factor. Stata® 11.0 was utilized.
Results: Between 2004 to 2014, the age-standardized rates of breast cancer mortality and the incidence of hospital
admission and public healthcare costs increased. There was a positive correlation between breast cancer and healthcare
public costs, mainly influenced by governmental strategies.
Conclusions: Governmental strategies are effective against the burden of breast cancer in Brazil
Biblioteca responsável: BR1.1