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Profile of the appendectomies performed in the Brazilian Public Health System

Overview of attention for article published in Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões, February 2017
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Title
Profile of the appendectomies performed in the Brazilian Public Health System
Published in
Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões, February 2017
DOI 10.1590/0100-69912017001002
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Authors

FERNANDA DOS SANTOS, GABRIEL FLAMARIM CAVASANA, TERCIO DE CAMPOS

Abstract

to analyze the profile of appendectomies performed in the Brazilian Public Health System (SUS) and to compare the laparoscopic and laparotomic techniques of appendectomy. This work used information from DataSus from 2008 to 2014 (http://datasus.saude.gov.br). We compared the data of patients submitted to laparotomic appendectomy with those submitted to laparoscopic one. when comparing the total growth of appendectomies, the laparoscopic route increased 279.7%, while the increase in laparotomic surgery was 25% (p <0.001) in the study period. With regard to medical and hospital costs, laparoscopic appendectomy accounted for only 2.6% of the total expenditure on appendectomies performed by the Unified Health System (SUS) hospitals, with an average cost 7.6% lower than that of laparotomy procedures, but without statistical significance. The mortality rate was 57.1% lower in the laparoscopic approach when compared with laparotomy. there has been a significant increase in the laparoscopic route in the treatment of appendicitis, but the method is still rarely used in SUS patients. The costs of laparoscopic appendectomy were similar to those observed in laparotomic access. analisar o perfil das apendicectomias realizadas no Sistema de Saúde Pública (SUS) do Brasil e comparar as técnicas de apendicectomia, por via laparoscópica e laparotômica. este trabalho utilizou informações do DataSus de 2008 a 2014 (http://datasus.saude.gov.br). Foram comparados os dados dos doentes submetidos à apendicectomia laparotômica com aqueles submetidos à apendicectomia laparoscópica. ao se comparar o crescimento total das apendicectomias, a via laparoscópica aumentou 279,7%, enquanto o aumento da cirurgia laparotômica foi 25% (p<0,001) no período do estudo. Com relação aos custos com despesas médicas e hospitalares, a apendicectomia vídeo-laparoscópica representou apenas 2,6% do gasto total em apendicectomias realizadas por hospitais do Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS) com custo médio 7,6% inferior ao das cirurgias por via laparotômica, porém sem significância estatística. A taxa de mortalidade foi 57,1% menor na via laparoscópica quando comparado com a laparotômica. vem havendo um aumento significativo da via laparoscópica no tratamento das apendicites, mas o método ainda é pouco utilizado nos doentes do SUS. Os custos da apendicectomia laparoscópica se mostraram semelhantes aos observados nos acessos laparotômicos.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 18 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 4 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Researcher 1 6%
Student > Postgraduate 1 6%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 10 56%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 33%
Unknown 12 67%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 May 2020.
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#10,261,776
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Outputs from Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
#18
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#132,667
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Outputs of similar age from Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
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