Hospitalizations and Hospital Cost from Cardiovascular Diseases in Brazil
AbstractThis study aimed to estimate the number and average cost of hospitalizations from cardiovascular diseases in Brazil. Descriptive, retrospective study with a quantitative approach, on the number and hospitalization cost from cardiovascular diseases (acute myocardial infarction, hypertension and heart failure) in Brazil. The research was conducted by using secondary data, available online at the Department of Health System Information, from 2008 to September 2015. Cardiovascular diseases were responsible for significant numbers of hospitalizations especially for heart failure representing higher admissions. As for costs, there was stability in the amount paid for the cases of hospitalizations by hypertension and increasing costs in Heart Failure and Acute Myocardial Infarction. Cardiovascular diseases continue to relate to the large increase in hospitalization rates from the analysis of the expenses of the Unified Health System with the Public Health.
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