Liver cancer mapping based on actual medical treatment choices

2017-12-18T11:32:56Z (GMT) by Min Weng Tingting Liu Mengjun Kang
<p>The allocation of medical resources is usually inappropriate in China because it is mainly based on the population of each administrative area. In real life, individual patients make choices based on numerous other factors, such as the quality of medical service, the service capacity of certain hospitals and their own income level. This study aims to reveal the differences between theoretical medical resource allocation and the actual medical treatment choices of liver cancer patients in Shenzhen, China, based on case data from 2010 to 2012. Two categories with six group maps are used to illustrate this situation, including independent charts and analytical method-based thematic maps. Meaningful conclusions are then proposed to improve medical resource allocation.</p>