Hospitalización de pacientes con enfermedad de Parkinson en la población chilena entre 2001 y 2018

Pedro Chana-Cuevas; Francisco Ormazábal

Abstract

Background: The progression of Parkinson's disease is associated with complications, most of them preventable. Aim: To analyze hospitalizations with a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease in Chile, comparing the different health subsystems. Material and Methods: Analysis of hospital discharge database available at the website of the Chilean Ministry of Health. Discharges that incorporated the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (ICD 10 code G20), between the years 2001 and 2018 were analyzed. Results: The rate of discharges with the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease was 34.5 per 100,000 hospitalizations. The figures were 55.2 and 29.8 discharges per 100,000 in 2001 and 2018, respectively. Sixty seven percent of hospital admissions for Parkinson's occurred in the public sector and corresponded to beneficiaries of the public health insurance system (FONASA). Beneficiaries of private insurance systems accounted for 12% of hospital admissions. The mean hospital stay was 13.4 days. Conclusions: There is a decrease over time in the rate of hospitalizations with Parkinson's disease. This trend may be related with the incorporation of this disease in a special governmental program that guarantees a timely access to diagnosis and treatment.

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Título según WOS: ID WOS:000800028500003 Not found in local WOS DB
Título según SCIELO: Hospitalización de pacientes con enfermedad de Parkinson en la población chilena entre 2001 y 2018
Título de la Revista: REVISTA MEDICA DE CHILE
Volumen: 149
Número: 12
Editorial: Sociedad Médica de Santiago
Fecha de publicación: 2021
Página de inicio: 1699
Página final: 1706
Idioma: es
DOI:

10.4067/S0034-98872021001201699

Notas: ISI, SCIELO