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Revista chilena de obstetricia y ginecología

versión impresa ISSN 0048-766Xversión On-line ISSN 0717-7526

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CU FLORES, Laura et al. COSTO OPORTUNIDAD EN LA EMBARAZADA QUE DEMANDA ATENCIÓN EN PRIMER NIVEL DE ATENCIÓN. Rev. chil. obstet. ginecol. [online]. 2009, vol.74, n.6, pp.345-353. ISSN 0048-766X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-75262009000600005.

Objective: To determine the cost opportunity for pregnant women who receive first-level health care. Methods. Cost opportunity study including 807 pregnant tamales who received first-level care in the family medicine, laboratory and pharmacy areas. The sample was distributed by medical unit and stratified by office. Variables included age, marital status, occupation, number of accompanying; cost opportunity was estimated for transfers, waiting and care time in the mentioned service areas. Cost opportunity was calculated for the patient and for those persons who accompanied the patient and included the time invested and cost per minute. Statistical analysis included averages and 95% confidence intervals. Results. Cost opportunity for pregnant alone in family medicine is $46.48 (IC 95% 41.68-51.27), companion 1 $49.91 (IC 95% 41.49-58.39) and companion 2 $9.84 (IC 95% 4.05-15.99); for pregnant women and one companion, cost opportunity is $95.62 and whit two companions $106.23. Cost opportunity for pregnant women alone in pharmacy is $22.14 and laboratory $34.82. Cost opportunity adjusted by companions in family medicine is $77.14, if used in the same visit family medicine, laboratory and pharmacy is $104.20. Conclusion. Cost opportunity for a pregnant woman who receives first-level care it has significant variations determined by the number of services that use and the presence of companions.

Palabras clave : Health economics; cost opportunity; prenatal care; family medicine.

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