2015, Number 2
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ABSTRACTIntroduction: keeping the Cuban population´s health at desirable levels is one task requiring the efforts of many people and a lot of financial resources, so it is necessary to assure the effective use of resources, saving and reduction of unwanted costs.
Objective: to analyze the behavior of hospital costs in the treatment of patients with non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding and admitted to ¨General Calixto Garcia¨ university hospital in the period of June 2012 through December 2013.
Methods: quasiexperimental, observational-type explanatory and longitudinal study performed in two groups of patients diagnosed as non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding cases through the clinical method.
Results: the hospital costs of essential indicators significantly lowered in the group of patients treated with traexamic acid as therapeutic option when compared with those who were not administered this drug.
Conclusions: the number of complications and of deaths decreased in the group of patients using tranexamic acid, which means rapid social reincorporation and better quality of life for them and their relatives.
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