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Economic burden of inpatients infected with Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase

Wendel Mombaque dos Santos ORCID logo , Silvia Regina Secoli ORCID logo

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2019GS4444

ABSTRACT Objective: To estimate the direct medical costs of drug therapy of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) infection patients in hospital-based context. Methods: A cost-of-illness study conducted with a prospective cohort design with hospitalized adults infected by KPC. Data collection was performed using an instrument composed of sociodemographic data, clinical and prescription medication. Estimates of the direct costs associated to each treatment were derived from the payer’s perspective, in the case of federal public hospitals from Brazil, and included only drug […]

Resolubility of eye care in a secondary care center: a quantitative approach

Inês Paula Regina Mainini Oliveira ORCID logo , Silmara Meneguin ORCID logo

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2019GS4385

ABSTRACT Objective To evaluate the resolubility of ophthalmologic care in an integrated health center. Methods This was a cross-sectional study including 816 patients who were attended from November 2013 to November of 2015. Data were collected from a medical consultation database and patients’ medical records. Results The majority of participants were women, non-diabetic, and had high school education. The main cause of referral for ophthalmologic evaluation was the consultation with a specialist, the waiting time for consultation was shorter for […]

Cost-effectiveness analysis of abiraterone, docetaxel or placebo plus androgen deprivation therapy for hormone-sensitive advanced prostate cancer

Pedro Nazareth Aguiar Jr. ORCID logo , Pui San Tan ORCID logo , Sarah Simko ORCID logo , Carmelia Maria Noia Barreto ORCID logo , Bárbara de Souza Gutierres ORCID logo , Auro del Giglio ORCID logo , [...]

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2019GS4414

ABSTRACT Objective To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the addition of chemotherapy or abiraterone to androgen deprivation. Methods We developed an analytical model to determine the cost-effectiveness of the addition of docetaxel or abiraterone versus androgen deprivation therapy alone. Direct and indirect costs were included in the model. The effects were expressed in Quality-Adjusted Life Years adjusted for side effects. Results Compared to androgen deprivation therapy alone, the addition of chemotherapy and of abiraterone generated 0.492 and 0.999, respectively, in Quality-Adjusted […]

Leadership potential of physicians in a public teaching hospital in the city of São Paulo

Alexandre Fioranelli ORCID logo , Charles Schmidt ORCID logo , Nelson Wolosker ORCID logo , Valter Castelli Júnior ORCID logo , Dafne Braga Diamante Leiderman ORCID logo , Luiz Arnaldo Szutan ORCID logo

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2019GS4191

ABSTRACT Objective To analyze the leadership potential of physicians in a public hospital in the city of São Paulo. Methods A descriptive pilot study, in which 40 assistant physicians and medical residents were randomly selected to receive an electronic invitation of the company Caliper Estratégias Humanas do Brasil . To those who accepted it, a link was sent to fill out a personality evaluation focused on the work, comprising 112 alternatives related to 21 domains of 4 performance areas. According […]

Efficiency in the operational process: reduction of incorrect entries and guarantee of compliance in the rendering of accounts

Daniela Nobrega Pavão ORCID logo , Monique Buttignol ORCID logo , Adriano José Pereira ORCID logo , Renato Tanjoni ORCID logo , Ederson Haroldo Pereira de Almeida ORCID logo , Patricia Leisnock ORCID logo , [...]

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2018GS4200

ABSTRACT Objective To verify the impact of the Lean Six Sigma methodology in reducing incorrect entries of non-appropriated revenues and expenses. Methods Process for the review and application of the Lean Six Sigma methodology between December 2015 and September 2016, in a high-complexity general hospital in the city of São Paulo (SP). Results A total of 3,756,814 (100%) entries were audited between December 2015 and September 2016. The Sigma level evolved over the course of the process and increased from […]

Analysis of the indicators of the Family Health Program in the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo

Paulo Augusto Monteclaro Cesar ORCID logo , Márcia Mello Costa De Liberal ORCID logo , Valdecir Marvulle ORCID logo , Paola Zucchi ORCID logo

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082018GS4174

ABSTRACT Objective To analyze the Family Health Program replaced by the Family Health Strategy in 2011, based on health indicators and diseases classified as primary care sensitive. Methods This was a descriptive, analytical and documental study carried out in the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo between 2002 and 2007. We analyzed data from Health observatory for the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo. Pearson’s correlation and the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences software version 17.0 were used to calculate data […]

Formulation, implementation and evaluation of a distance course for accreditation in patient safety

Poliana Nunes Wanderlei, Erik Montagna

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082018GS4316

ABSTRACT Objective To formulate and to implement a virtual learning environment course in patient safety, and to propose ways to estimate the impact of the course in patient safety outcomes. Methods The course was part of an accreditation process and involved all employees of a public hospital in Brazil. The whole hospital staff was enrolled in the course. The accreditation team defined the syllabus. The education guidelines were divided into 12 modules related to quality, patient safety and required organizational […]

Adherence of private health system hospitals to dissemination of outcomes according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) model

Celso Machado Junior, Robson Danúbio da Silva César, Maria Tereza Saraiva de Souza

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017GS3989

ABSTRACT Objective To verify if there is an analogy between the indicators of the Global Reporting Initiative adopted by hospitals in the private healthcare system. Methods Documentary research supported by reports that are electronically available on the website of the companies surveyed. Results The organizations surveyed had a significant adherence of their economic, social and environmental indicators of the model proposed by the Global Reporting Initiative, showing an analogous field of common indicators between them. Conclusion There is similarity between […]

Analysis of the Internal Bed Regulation Committees from hospitals of a Southern Brazilian city

Vinícius Sabedot Soares

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017GS3878

ABSTRACT Objective To evaluate the composition of the Internal Regulation Committees created in hospitals of a capital city. Methods A cross-sectional descriptive study assessing the structure, processes and results of each Committee. Results The main reasons for implementing the committees were legal issues and overcrowding in the emergency department. The most monitored indicators were the occupancy rate and the mean length of stay, and the most observed results were reductions in the latter. Institutional protocols were developed in 70% of […]

Cost effectiveness of chemohormonal therapy in patients with metastatic hormone-sensitive and non-metastatic high-risk prostate cancer

Pedro Nazareth Aguiar Jr., Carmélia Maria Noia Barreto, Bárbara de Souza Gutierres, Hakaru Tadokoro, Gilberto de Lima Lopes Jr

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017GS4017

ABSTRACT Objective To assess the cost-effectiveness of chemohormonal therapy in patients with metastatic hormone-sensitive and non-metastatic high-risk prostate cancer. Methods An analytical decision model was developed to determine the cost-effectiveness of chemohormonal therapy versus androgen deprivation therapy alone in patients with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer and patients with non-metastatic high-risk prostate cancer. The cost-effectiveness in metastatic patients with a high-volume disease was assessed separately. The model used data from randomized clinical trials and drug acquisition costs in Brazil. In addition, […]

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