Revista Cubana de Farmacia
versión On-line ISSN 1561-2988
LEON RODRIGUEZ, Rafael; SANTANA PORBEN, Sergio; COLLAZO HERRERA, Manuel y BARRETO PENIE, Jesús. Cost-effectiveness of the alimentary-nutrimental interventions vs. drug treatment in colorectal patients: II part. Rev Cubana Farm [online]. 2005, vol.39, n.2, pp. 1-1. ISSN 1561-2988.
By using the cost-effectiveness analysis, it is possible to carry out the economical evaluation of a same program or health intervention in order to compare the positive or negative effects influencing on them. The objective of this paper was to conduct the cost-effectiveness study of the alimentary-nutrimental interventions and to know their effects on the drug treatments used to determine the relation existing between the costs and the results of these health interventions, as well as to evaluate the levels of efficiency reached to develop a strategy on the basis of the clinical effectivity proved and the economic convenience in the utilization of novel nutritional schemes. The cost-effectiveness study undertaken in 2 schemes of alimentary-nutrimental intervention (traditional conduct and alternative conduct) used in patients that were electively selected and that underwent radical surgery of the colon at “Hermanos Ameijeiras” Clinical and Surgical Hospital, was presented. That health intervention was compared with the used drug treatments. It was proved that with the costs incurred in a nutritional support, using residue-poor diets and an enteral nutrient without fiber in the alternative conduct scheme, it was attained an effectiveness of 100 % of the cases with no deaths, a saving of $ 1 412,66 in the studied cases, and an efficiency of $ 429,38/case without deaths, which implied greater benefits in terms of health with the utilization of less health resources.
Palabras llave : Cost-effectiveness study; nutrition; effectiveness; colon cancer.