[The hidden treasure-chests of the regional cancer registries]

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2004 Apr 24;148(17):814-5.
[Article in Dutch]


For physicians and patients, knowledge of the treatment results of individual hospitals is of great importance as it is known that hospitals with more experience perform better. Oncological characteristics of cancer patients in the Netherlands are collected by the nine Comprehensive Cancer Centres. The data are available from each affiliated hospital but remain anonymous. A plea is made for more transparency by requiring that the Comprehensive Cancer Centers place their data in the public domain.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Cancer Care Facilities / standards
  • Cancer Care Facilities / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Medical Oncology / standards
  • Medical Oncology / statistics & numerical data*
  • Netherlands
  • Registries
  • Treatment Outcome