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Ingreso en el hogar: empleo de medicamentos y sus efectos económicos

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Show simple item record Fariñas, A. G. en_US Salvá, A. R. en_US De Vos, P. en_US Van der Stuyft, P. en_US 2008-07-25T13:05:48Z 2008-07-25T13:05:48Z 2008
dc.identifier.issn 0034-7515
dc.identifier.other ITG-H3A en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-HLA en_US
dc.identifier.other HEALTH en_US
dc.identifier.other U-EPID en_US
dc.identifier.other UPD5 en_US
dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT en_US
dc.description.abstract The pharmacological prescription was characterized in a group of patients admitted at home from July 2002 to June 2003 in 4 Cuban geographical areas. Costs per drugs, per patients and per admission cause were estimated. A partial economic evaluation of the cost description type was developed. The most common age groups were those under 1 year old, 40-59 and 60 and over. The respiratory affections proved to be the most frequent cause of admission. The antibiotics and antibacterials were the most prescribed, followed by analgesics and antipyretics. More than 80 % of the drugs were acquired in the community drug stores. The indication of more than 4 drugs was only observed in urban areas, not in metropolitan or rural areas. The mean of the drug cost per patient was between 5.85 and 12.67 pesos. It was observed a proportionally direct relation between the cost per patient and the number of drugs indicated. . A deeper study of the pharmacological prescription and of the cost-benefit ratio of the indicated schemes will lead to a more assumable service for the family from the economic point of view. en_US
dc.language Spanish en_US
dc.subject Drug prescription en_US
dc.subject Home-based care en_US
dc.subject Cost analysis en_US
dc.subject Cuba en_US
dc.subject Caribbean en_US
dc.subject America, Latin en_US
dc.title Ingreso en el hogar: empleo de medicamentos y sus efectos económicos sp
dc.type Article-E en_US
dc.citation.issue 1 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Revista Cubana de Farmacía sp
dc.citation.volume 42 en_US Ciudad de la Habana sp
dc.citation.jabbreviation Rev Cubana Farm sp

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