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Costos directos del ingreso en el hogar en Cuba

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Show simple item record Fariñas, A. G. Utrà, I. B. Salvá, A. R. De Vos, P. Van der Stuyft, P. Gorbea, M. B. 2008-07-25T13:26:48Z 2008-07-25T13:26:48Z 2008
dc.identifier.issn 0864-3466
dc.identifier.other ITG-H4A
dc.identifier.other ITG-H5A
dc.identifier.other HEALTH
dc.identifier.other U-EPID
dc.identifier.other UPD5
dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT
dc.description.abstract Introduction Home-based care is a primary health care option mainly aimed at improving the patient care and at using available economic resources more effectively. There have been few studies on this care modality that included different geographical settings in Cuba. Objectives To estimate and to characterize the direct cost of home care in the various geographical areas of the island. Methods A partial cost study was conducted from 2001 to 2002 in four Cuban geographical areas. Those costs afforded by the national healthcare system and part of those paid by the families were analyzed. The considered items were human resources, waste materials, diagnostic means and drug therapy. Cost per patient and per cause of home care was estimated. The total number of patients cared at home was 837. Results The cost per patient ranged from nearly 10,00 to 20,00 pesos. The rural setting showed the highest cost in this regard. Items that contributed the most were salary and drug therapy. The difference between cost per patient in a rural area and in the other areas was determined by the kind of treatment. Home-based care accounted for an average family cost, in terms of purchase of drugs, from 7,00 to 18,00 pesos per patient. Conclusions Home care generated comparable average costs in both rural and urban areas. Respiratory diseases were the most costly and the contribution by the various items was similar regardless of the geographical area and of the cause of home care. As the condition of the patients became more critical, differences in terms of costs between urban and rural areas were observed, and cost increases mainly occurred at the expense of the item "treatment." en_US
dc.language Spanish en_US
dc.publisher Centro Nacional de Información de Ciencias Médicas sp
dc.subject Home-based care en_US
dc.subject Cost analysis en_US
dc.subject Cuba en_US
dc.subject America, Latin en_US
dc.subject Caribbean en_US
dc.title Costos directos del ingreso en el hogar en Cuba en_US
dc.type Article-E en_US
dc.citation.issue 1 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Revista Cubana de Salud Pública sp
dc.citation.volume 34 en_US Ciudad de la Habana sp
dc.citation.jabbreviation Rev Cubana Salud Pública sp

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