The aim of the paper is to give an overview of the epidemiology, treatment pattern and quality, as well as policy issues and disease burden of colorectal cancer (CRC) in Hungary. Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related death in both males and females in Hungary. The Hungarian Cancer Registry collects data on the epidemiological characteristics of CRC. Two pilot programmes (1997/1998 and 2003/2004) were conducted for population-based screening of CRC using both immunological and guaiac faecal occult blood testing (FOBT). The National Health Insurance Fund Administration (NHIFA) spends altogether € 38.9 million a year on the treatment of CRC. It is hoped that the introduction of an accepted and cost-effective screening programme for CRC can reduce the high CRC burden in Hungary.
- Burden of disease
- Colorectal cancer
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)
- Health Policy