New insurance can strengthen the cancer care
For those patients who end up right, Swedish cancer care is of a high class, but unfortunately the alarm reports trigger each other that patients get poorly in cancer care. With a desire for more people to have a better chance of fighting their cancer, Alivia is now launching cancer care insurance to support the patients and relieve public health.
Swedish cancer care is facing major challenges with a lack of staffing, poor coordination and lack of equality in the treatment of various cancers. As a result, patients' waiting for care sometimes falls far beyond the prescribed guidelines.
Many of the founders of Alivia Cancer care insurance has worked in the health and oncology and has personal experience of family and friends with cancer. Most patients get a very good care but it can not ignore the fact that many of the victims mistreated in different ways.
Although the National Guideline scurrent standard treatment course is great inequality in the Swedish cancer care. Meanwhile, the scathing criticism in several areas from both cancer organizations and patient associations.
- The reports mentions including long wait for treatment and that it could take 3-5 years before all oncology have achieved the same policy for how to use the new approved drugs says Kent Andersson, president of Alivia.
Patients Act has led to a deterioration
The patient's position is made clear by the Patient Act of 2015, but many cancer patients are not aware of their rights, as the right of second opinionto search for planned treatment abroad. The authority for the care analysis struck in 2017 that both the availability of information and participation rather than deteriorated.
No council today live up to the national guidelines for prostate treatment, where 9 out of 10 patients do not get their prostate surgery in time. For patients with breast cancer gets 6 out of 10 is not their primary treatment started within the 28 days that the guidelines stipulate. Private health insurance has been around a long time and today has 700 000 Swedes have chosen different types of insurance through their employer or through their union.
- If the public health system able to meet its obligations, it would not be necessary either private health insurance or a cancer care insurance, says Kent Andersson.
Safety nets outside the public healthcare
At Alivia, you want the insurance to be seen as a safety net that comes in to support the patient when, for various reasons, public care is unable to live up to their obligations. Therefore, the price can also be kept down, the insurance costs from SEK 49 / month.
- Looking at how care works for many cancer patients, instead of how it should work, there is no doubt about that a cancer care insurance is needed. It should be welcomed by both politicians and the public health service. After all, we want to protect the patient's health and safety , concludes Kent Andersson.