Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 414683, 3 pages
Research Article

Medicoeconomic Index for Photo-Induced Skin Cancers

1Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Babeş-Bolyai University, 400084 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Cancer Institute Ion Chiricuţă, 40445 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
3Department of Histology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Iuliu Haţieganu”, Cluj- Napoca, Romania

Received 31 July 2011; Accepted 10 September 2011

Academic Editor: Carlo Cattani

Copyright © 2012 Ioana Chiorean et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Like in every type of cancer, in skin cancer the efficiency of the medical treatment is very important. In the present paper, a Bayesian model for the management of this disease is given, and a medical index to measure the effectiveness of treatment from medical, economical, and quality of life point of view is presented, taking into account some of the patients characteristics.