Norwegian cancer treatment is risky

Director of Health, Lars E. Hanssen. Photo: Werner Juvik / Werner Juvik

Director of Health, Lars E. Hanssen. Photo: Werner Juvik / Werner Juvik

The level of risk in cancer treatment in Norway is too high.  It shows in a new report from the Board of Health.

Board of Health has reviewed the audit issues, and media reports cases of cases where things have gone wrong during the Norwegian cancer patients’ treatment. The aim has been to determine how high risk it is in the cancer treatment that Norwegians are offered when they are sick.

“Risk analysis, together with the information image Board of Health have, shows that the risk level in the Norwegian cancer treatment is too high,” says Lars E. Hanssen, the State Board of Health.

The group has worked on the analysis , have concluded that there are 16 adverse conditions and events that occur in the Norwegian cancer treatment.

Late diagnosis

In the local government and specialist health services, occur according to the report too often that patients receive their diagnosis too late. Long waiting time for assessment and response to the samples leads to delays at worst can result in the patient died during treatment.

Incorrect diagnoses are also one of the factors that make health care cancer can not be seen as good enough. Moreover, the report says that the operations of patients affected by various forms of cancer too often goes wrong and that complications arise.

Burnt out staff

Most pitfalls analysts have come forward to bring professional medical conditions to do. But one relationship stands out: poor working environment and the burnt out staff means that cancer patients do not get the promotion they were received.

“Health Services should use the results as a basis for prioritizing actions to eliminate or reduce the possible causes of risk,” says Hanssen.

The entire chain of care as persons with cancer diagnoses are affected by, has been under scrutiny: diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, palliative and terminal care. Board of Health will continue to look at what measures must be implemented to reduce the high risk level.

Source: NRK

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