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Table 1 Annual number of patients, hospital stays and sessions in 2007

From: Head and neck cancers in France: an analysis of the hospital medical information system (PMSI) database

  Number of stays (% of PD) Number of sessions Number of patients* Men (%)
    Public Private Global  
Oral cavity 15,093 (70%) 57 294 7,685 3,803 10,786 75
Salivary glands 1,884 (73%) 11 841 1,218 704 1,831 61
Oropharynx 16,519 (60%) 99 618 8,558 4,813 12,232 82
Pharynx 14,358 (56%) 70 753 6,981 3,586 9,718 87
Larynx 12,346 (72%) 48 339 6,714 3,557 9,516 88
Total 60,200 (57%) 287 846 25,987 14,788 36,268 81
  1. * As some patients may have been hospitalized for several cancers, the total number of patients is not equal to the sum of the number of patients by localization. The global number of patients is also not equal to the sum of patient treated in public and private sector, as some patients were treated in both sector.
  2. PD = Primary Diagnosis