Ana Carolina de Jesus Maia

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BACKGROUND Telecardiology is a tool that can aid in cardiovascular care, mainly in towns located in remote areas. However, economic assessments on this subject are scarce and have yielded controversial results. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the cost-benefit of implementing a Telecardiology service in remote, small towns in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. (More)
In this paper we present a system for the creation of both tourist and business trip plans. SEI-Tur is a recommender system that uses Web services in order to create complete and consistent tours, based on user preferences, combining travel, lodging, food supply and local event programming. For each component of the tour, a domain ontology has been(More)
This paper aims to describe health insurance coverage among different types of workers in Brazil. Health insurance coverage and labor market insertion are used to define homogeneous groups of workers. The Grade of Membership method is used to build a typology of workers. The database was the Brazilian National Household Survey (PNAD) for 1998 and 2003,(More)
This study analyzes how different health dimensions defined by the EQ-5D-3L instrument affect average individual preferences for health states. This analysis is an important benchmark for the incorporation of health technologies as it takes into consideration Brazilian population preferences in health resource allocation decisions. The EQ-5D instrument(More)
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