Revista de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1518-8787Print version ISSN 0034-8910
ARREDONDO, Armando; RANGEL, Ricardo and ICAZA, Esteban de. Costs of intervention for patients with chronic renal disease. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1998, vol.32, n.3, pp.255-261. ISSN 1518-8787. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101998000300008.
INTRODUCTION: The results of a study which identified the cost of health interventions in the management of patients with chronic renal disease are presented. MATERIAL AND METHOD: The costing method was based on a consensus technique and the instrumentation of case management through the identification of the materials used and functions of production for the demand of each service solicited. The interventions included: peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, and renal transplant. RESULTS: The cost per event in U.S. dollars was $3.71, $57.95, and $8,778.32, respectively. The annual cost of case management was: Peritoneal Dialysis $5,643.07, Hemodialysis $9,631.60 and renal transplant $3,021.67. CONCLUSIONS: The information generated from the costs of the events differed considerably from the information that was generated by the annual cost of case management. These differences are significant for the design and evaluation of patterns for allocating resources.
Keywords : Kidney failure chronic [economy]; Health care rationing.