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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Direct And Indirect Cost Of Attempted Suicide In A General Hospital: Cost-of-illness Study.
Author: Sgobin, Sara Maria Teixeira
Traballi, Ana Luisa Marques
Botega, Neury José
Coelho, Otávio Rizi
Abstract: Knowledge of socioeconomic impact of attempted suicide may sensitize managers regarding prevention strategies. There are no published data on this in Brazil. The aim here was to describe the direct and indirect costs of care of hospitalized cases of attempted suicide and compare these with the costs of acute coronary syndrome cases. Cost-of-illness study at a public university hospital in Brazil. The costs of care of 17 patients hospitalized due to attempted suicide were compared with those of 17 acute coronary syndrome cases at the same hospital, over the same period. The direct costs were the summation of the hospital and out-of-hospital costs resulting from the event, determined from the medical records. The indirect costs were estimated through the human capital lost. The Mann-Whitney test and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) with transformation adjusted for age were used for comparisons. The average costs per episode of attempted suicide were: direct cost, US$ 6168.65; indirect cost, US$ 688.08; and total cost, US$ 7163.75. Comparative analysis showed a difference between the indirect costs to family members, with significantly higher costs in the attempted suicide group (P = 0.0022). The cost of care relating to attempted suicide is high and the indirect cost to family members reinforces the idea that suicidal behavior not only affects the individual but also his social environment.
Subject: Acute Coronary Syndrome
Adult
Age Factors
Brazil
Cost Of Illness
Female
Health Care Costs
Hospitalization
Hospitals, General
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Risk Factors
Sex Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Statistics, Nonparametric
Suicide, Attempted
Citation: São Paulo Medical Journal = Revista Paulista De Medicina. v. 133, n. 3, p. 218-226
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/1516-3180.2014.8491808
Address: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=26176926
Date Issue: -1-Uns- -1
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