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Economic analysis of costs with enteral and parenteral nutritional therapy according to disease and outcome

Adriano Hyeda, Élide Sbardellotto Mariano da Costa

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017GS4002

ABSTRACT Objective To conduct an economic analysis of enteral and parenteral diet costs according to the type of disease and outcome (survivors versus deaths). Methods It is a cross-sectional, observational, retrospective study with a qualitative and quantitative design, based on analysis of hospital accounts from a healthcare insurance provider in the Southern region of Brazil. Results We analyzed 301 hospital accounts of individuals who used enteral and parenteral diets. The total cost of the diet was 35.4% of hospital account […]

Previous blood pressure measurement and associated factors in student adolescents

Marina Gabriella Pereira de Andrada Magalhães, Breno Quintella Farah, Mauro Virgilio Gomes de Barros, Raphael Mendes Ritti-Dias

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3358

ObjectiveTo identify prevalence of previous blood pressure measurement and analyze some associated factors in adolescents.MethodsThis cross-sectional study included 6,077 adolescents aged 14 to 19 years. Demographic characteristics included (sex, age, period of study, region of residence, work, skin color, and economic) status, history of blood pressure measurement within last 12 months, local of blood pressure measurement, and reading obtained. To assess associations between previous blood pressure measurement with demographic characteristics and high blood pressure we used descriptive statistics and logistic […]

Quality of emergency rooms and urgent care services: user satisfaction

Cássio de Almeida Lima, Bruna Tatiane Prates dos Santos, Dina Luciana Batista Andrade, Francielle Alves Barbosa, Fernanda Marques da Costa, Jair Almeida Carneiro

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015GS3347

Objective To evaluate the quality of emergency rooms and urgent care services according to the satisfaction of their users.Methods A cross-sectional descriptive study with a quantitative approach. The sample comprised 136 users and was drawn at random. Data collection took place between October and November 2012 using a structured questionnaire.Results Participants were mostly male (64.7%) aged less than 30 years (55.8%), and the predominant level of education was high school (54.4%). Among the items evaluated, those that were statistically associated […]

The Linear Programming to evaluate the performance of Oral Health in Primary Care

Claudia Flemming Colussi, Maria Cristina Marino Calvo, Sergio Fernando Torres de Freitas

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000100017

Objective:To show the use of Linear Programming to evaluate the performance of Oral Health in Primary Care.METHODS:This study used data from 19 municipalities of Santa Catarina city that participated of the state evaluation in 2009 and have more than 50,000 habitants. A total of 40 indicators were evaluated, calculated using the Microsoft Excel 2007, and converted to the interval [0, 1] in ascending order (one indicating the best situation and zero indicating the worst situation). Applying the Linear Programming technique […]