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Rodríguez VA, Arias DY, Gámez SD
Economic evaluation of patient care in the epidemic of dengue
MediSan 2012; 16 (05)

Language: Español
References: 8
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ABSTRACT

A descriptive and retrospective study was carried out for the partial economic evaluation, of cost description type, of the hospital care and laboratory monitoring of 22 196 patients with presumptive diagnosis of dengue, admitted in 3 hospitals of Santiago de Cuba municipality during the epidemic occurred in 2006 - 2007. The direct and indirect costs of hospitalization and laboratory monitoring were determined, and the existing economic data were reviewed in detail in different cost centers. Of the Santiago population, 2.3% were affected by dengue, with a predominance of the classic form and confirmation in 50% of those admitted The total expenses for hospitalization ($11 246 037,18) prevailed, representing 95.1%, of which 79.8% came from direct expenses and were higher than those arising from laboratory monitoring. It was recommended to estimate the expenses incurred by the vector control and educational campaigns during this epidemic as a complement of this study.


Key words: dengue, hospital admission, direct and indirect costs, total expenses, cost centers, hospital care, laboratory monitoring.


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