Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3038
FIGUEREDO SANTANA, Efraín y GARCIA ROLDAN, Rodolfo. Costos del tratamiento por enfermedades en niños privados de la lactancia materna exclusiva. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 1997, vol.13, n.5, pp. 448-452. ISSN 1561-3038.
A descriptiver and cross-sectional study on the cost of treatment diferent affections in children aged 0-4 months, who were deprived of exclusive breastfeeding, most of them before being 3 months, is conducted. There was a predominance of the respiratory and gastroiontestinal affections that caused the highest intrahospital cost due mainly to the stay. It is recommended the use of affective-participative techinique to attain an exclusive breastfeeding up to 4 months as a minimun, and to conduct studies using controls that allow to evaluate the cost-benefit and the advanteges it offers to give a planned attention to these children, and to exploit to a great extent the domestic incomes.
Palabras llave : HEALTH CARE COST; BREAST FEEDING; WEANING; PHYSICIANS; FAMILY; PRIMARY HEALTH CARE.