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Table 4 Dimensional analysis of planning and evaluation parameters according to the health administration region type. Brazil, 2017

From: Cancer care in Brazil: structure and geographical distribution

Dimensional analysis Type of health administration region
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Total
(n = 175) (n = 47) (n = 129) (n = 27) (n = 60) (n = 438)
Number of geographical regions with facilities authorized for oncology services 14 (8.0%) 8 (17.0%) 58 (45.0%) 17 (62.9%) 55 (91.7%) 153 (34.9%)
Number of CACON(d) or UNACON(e) facilities according to planning and evaluation parameters
Adequate 109 37 85 14 29 274
Higher than necessary 2 1 19 3 15 40
Lower than necessary 64 9 25 10 16 124
Number of paediatric oncology services(f) according to planning and evaluation parameters
Adequate 174 47 117 18 27 383
Higher than necessary 0 0 6 2 18 26
Lower than necessary 1 0 6 7 15 29
Number of haematology-oncology services(g) according to planning and evaluation parameters
Adequate 173 47 108 16 21 365
Higher than necessary 1 0 17 5 32 55
Lower than necessary 1 0 4 6 7 18
Number of facilities according to oncology service accreditation type
CACON(a) 1 0 8 4 31 44
UNACON(b) 15 8 66 24 133 246
Hospital complexes(c) 0 0 0 3 6 9
Number of specific cancer services by type
Clinical oncology 16 8 73 28 148 273
Paediatric oncology 0 0 8 7 57 72
Haematology-oncology 1 0 24 12 86 123
Radiotherapy 7 2 46 15 86 156
Surgical oncology 12 8 66 28 155 269
Number of facilities authorized as CACON(a) or UNACON(b)
1 14 8 48 13 21 104
2 to 5 1 0 11 5 28 45
  > 5 0 0 0 0 6 6
  1. (a) CACON: High-Complexity Oncology Centre, including the subcategory CACON with paediatric oncology; (b) UNACON: High-Complexity Oncology Unit, including the subcategories UNACON with paediatric oncology, UNACON with haematology-oncology, UNACON with radiotherapy, UNACON exclusive for paediatric oncology, and UNACON exclusive for haematology-oncology; (c) Includes radiotherapy service in the hospital complex and general hospital with cancer surgery in the hospital complex; (d) Includes only the high-complexity oncology centre; (e) High-complexity oncology unit, including the subcategories UNACON with paediatric oncology, UNACON with haematology-oncology, and UNACON with radiotherapy; (f) Includes CACON with paediatric oncology, UNACON with paediatric oncology, and UNACON exclusive for paediatric oncology; (g) Includes CACON, CACON with paediatric oncology, UNACON with haematology-oncology, and UNACON exclusive for haematology-oncology