Determinantes del tratamiento oportuno en mujeres con cáncer de mama apoyadas por seis organizaciones no gubernamentales en Colombia

Translated title of the contribution: Determinants of timely treatment in women with breast cancer supported by six non-governmental organizations in Colombia

Guillermo Sánchez, Carlos G. Niño, Ana C. Estupiñán

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Abstract

Objective: to establish the percentage of timely treatments and their determinants in a group of Colombian women with breast cancer supported by six non-governmental organizations. Methodology: An analytical observational study was performed which included women with breast cancer supported by six non-governmental organizations in Colombia. Data were gathered retrospectively via surveys and triangulation of documents to establish the course of care. Results: a total of 240 women were included, 17.1% of which had been treated in time. Health services were denied to 30.4% of the women, and legal actions to claim the right to health (named “tutelas” in Spanish) were taken by 31.2% of the women. The multivariate analysis established that a schooling level beyond high school is related to timely access to treatment. (OR: 3.62; p value: 0.001). Discussion: in Colombia, timely access to breast cancer treatment is socially determined and schooling level plays an important role.

Translated title of the contributionDeterminants of timely treatment in women with breast cancer supported by six non-governmental organizations in Colombia
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)297-305
Number of pages9
JournalRevista Facultad Nacional de Salud Publica
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Information Management

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