Children’s Medical Fund
Cases by Medical Condition
2006-2019 | Total % | n=1,959
A WIDE RANGE OF MEDICAL CONDITIONS
Counting 59% of the overall cases, cardiac disorders are the predominant medical condition. Another 16% are general or unspecified cases. These were recorded between 2006 and 2008, when patients were welcomed in the programme regardless of their medical condition. Among the general or unspecified cases, we had patients with bone fractures, cancer, severe fevers etc. The remaining 25% of the cases are other congenital disorders, such as anorectal malformations or neural tube defects.
Closed and Ongoing Cases
CLOSED CASES VS OPEN CASES
Of the overall 1,959 cases recorded, 88% (1,719) have been closed and another 12% (240) are ongoing.
Closed Cases by Reasons
2006-2019 | Total % | n=1,718
DIFFERENT CLOSING REASONS
Cases can be closed for a wide range of reasons. Often is because of the patients’ full recovery and, indeed, 73.6% of the cases were closed because of successful treatments. Yet, there have been different cases where, unfortunately, patients have passed away because of the severity of their conditions. Other instances were instead luckier, with patients being able to heal without any treatment. Along these lines, other closing reasons include patients’ refusal of the treatments, patients’ resettlement to a third country, patients’ referral to other partners, inability to contact patients or inability to treat the medical condition.
When successfully closing a case, depending on the severity of the condition treated, the programme has either saved a life or has improved it. Having seen the severity of the majority of the cases recorded, 81% of the successful treatments are lifesaving.