Escola Anna Nery
Print version ISSN 1414-8145
SANTOS, Raíla de Souza and MELO, Enirtes Caetano Prates. Mortality and care oncology in Rio de Janeiro: cancer of the breast and cervix of uterusMortalidad y asistencia oncología de Rio de Janeiro: cáncer de mama y cuello de útero. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.2, pp. 410-416. ISSN 1414-8145. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-81452011000200026.
The city of Rio de Janeiro has high rates of mortality for breast cancer and uterine cervix. In this study was analyzed the trajectory of deaths from breast cancer and cervical cancer in Rio de Janeiro and linked the provision of health services and patient flow between the residence and the hospital. Ecological study examined population-based cancer deaths breast and cervical cancer in the city of Rio de Janeiro in 2005-2008. The Information System on Mortality recorded in the period analyzed 3.384 deaths from breast cancer and 771 deaths from cervical cancer. The geographic location of health facilities define a spatial distribution of deaths extremely uneven, alternating patterns of shortages in some areas (outside the city) and excess in others (Central).
Keywords : Breast neoplasms; Uterine neoplasm; Mortality; Health services accessibility.