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Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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TORRIENTE HERNANDEZ, Beatriz  and  VALDES ALVAREZ, Orlando. Economic impact of the implementation of electrosurgery in a maternity hospital . Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2003, vol.29, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3062.

With the objective of evaluating the efficiency of electrosurgery in the maternity hospital located in Guanabacoa municipality, City of Havana, a prospective longitudinal and descriptive study was made on the costs of the types of therapy used in the cervix pathology Department from September 1996 to December 2000. Information was obtained from the estimation of the material and human resources costs and the indirect cost of every female patient treated with either conventional surgery or electrosurgery. The latter reported a substantial cost reduction, so it was recommended to extend the use of this procedure to the centers in charge of the cervix-uterine cancer program because of the excellent economic results for the country. A high foreign currency saving was also obtained when loops that used to be employed in electrosurgery were replaced by others obtained from innovative methods. In this way, it was possible to maintain electrosurgery service in the hospital.


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