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Memorias del Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud

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FLORES, Laura; GIMENEZ CABALLERO, Edgar; DIAZ DUBA, Sebastián  e  TORALES, Judith. Economic Impact of dengue fever in the Social Security Institute: December, 2006 - July 2007, epidemic. Mem. Inst. Investig. Cienc. Salud [online]. 2015, vol.13, n.2, pp.78-85. ISSN 1812-9528.  https://doi.org/10.18004/Mem.iics/1812-9528/2015.013(02)78-085.

Dengue is a viral disease transmitted by vectors most widespread in the world, with a significant economic burden in endemic countries. Although it has been tried to determine the related cases of dengue and its economic impact in many countries cost the magnitude of its economic impact is not known in our country. The aim of the study was to determine the direct and indirect costs associated with the care of dengue in the Social Security Institute in 2007. observational transverse cut descriptive design. All patients with a diagnosis of dengue were calculated: input costs, hospitalization, chemical analysis and serology. Indirect costs to the allowances paid to staff and the daily minimum wage of 2007. 9819 consultations were recorded by febrile syndrome, of which 5960 cases were confirmed hospitalized for dengue and 1447 were considered. The day was 38.180G cost of inputs (7.6 USS). The cost was 17.660G day laboratory. The costs of hiring doctors for the contingency was 600.000G day (120 USS). The patient / day boarding cost 655 840 (131.1 USS). The cost of outpatient care was 1.824.468G (364.8 USS) for 7 days of treatment. Indirect costs were 358 701 798 G (71740.3 USS) 2024 dengue benefits corresponding to 12,552 days of rest. The costs in the emergency and ambulatory represent more than 86%, the boarding costs up 7%, and due to absenteeism caused by hospitalization and convalescence after illness, accounting for 7%.

Palavras-chave : Dengue; economic impact; Paraguay.

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