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CARBONELL GARCIA, Isabel Cristina et al. Cost-effectiveness of the antihypertensive treatment in patients of 2 health areas from Santiago de Cuba municipality in 2013. MEDISAN [online]. 2016, vol.20, n.11, pp.2329-2338. ISSN 1029-3019.

An evaluation study to determine the economic efficiency of the antihypertensive treatment in patients over 15 years from both sexes, belonging to 2 health areas of the municipality of Santiago de Cuba was carried out in 2013 from the social and institutional perspectives. By means of a non probabilistic sampling a sample of 700 members was chosen and the direct, indirect and totals costs for each therapeutic alternative were considered. The measure of effectiveness was based on the cost - effectiveness and increasing effectiveness reasons. From the mentioned perspectives, the average cost of the hypertensive patient assistance in "Julián Grimau García" University Polyclinic was higher than that of "Dr. Carlos J. Finlay" polyclinic, because in the first one the secondary health care was more expensive in comparison with the second. In the "Julián Grimau García" health area was possible to be more efficient in the control of hypertension, either in the average or increasing costs. The higher effectiveness compensated the additional cost, mainly from the institutional point of view

Keywords : hypertension; economic evaluation; cost-effectiveness; antihypertensive treatment; primary health care.

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