The number of cancer patients in Croatia is increasing every year, and an additional increase is expected due to the aging population. Every day, 67 Croatian citizens learn that they suffer from cancer, which is 24,000 people a year, of which 13,000 die. According to statistics, only Hungarians in Europe have a higher mortality rate than us.
That is why we talked to Dr. Eduard Vrdoljak from KBC Split, our leading oncologist and head of the working group that created the National Plan to Fight Cancer. He sees the solution in the system of monitoring treatment outcomes, as Sweden and other leading countries have in their health care, which have significantly better results in cancer treatment compared to Croatia.
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