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The objective of this study was to analyse data related to hospitalization, comorbidities, average stays and costs associated with the hospitalization cases of hepatitis A in Spain, during the period between 2000 and 2005. A retrospective, descriptive study of the epidemiological characteristics of hepatitis A patients admitted to Spanish hospitals was(More)
BACKGROUND Hip arthroplasties is one of the most frequent surgical procedures in Spain and are conducted mainly in elderly subjects. We aim to analyze changes in incidence, co-morbidity profile, length of hospital stay (LOHS), costs and in-hospital mortality (IHM) of patients undergoing primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) over an 8-year study period in(More)
BACKGROUND In the last decade, the number of foreign residents in Spain has doubled and it has become one of the countries in the European Union with the highest number of immigrants There is no doubt that the health of the immigrant population has become a relevant subject from the point of view of public healthcare. Our study aimed at describing the(More)
BACKGROUND Influenza is an important public health problem that particularly affects elderly subjects and influenza vaccination is a safe, effective and efficient method for prevention of influenza-related complications in elderly individuals with or without underlying chronic conditions. This study aims to analyze adjusted time trends in the coverage of(More)
INTRODUCTION The objective of this study is to analyze data related to hospitalization, comorbidities, median stays and costs associated with the hospitalization cases of hepatitis A in Spain, during the 2005-2008 periods. METHODS A retrospective study of the characteristics of acute hepatitis A patients admitted to Spanish hospitals was performed using(More)
This study aims to analyze gender differences in influenza vaccine coverage and predictors of vaccine uptake in Spain from year 1995 to 2006. We used data obtained from the Spanish National Health Surveys (NHSS) conducted in 1995, 1997, 2001, 2003 and 2006. Only subjects for whom the vaccine was recommended in Spain (age >or=65 years and <65 years with an(More)
Based on data drawn from the 2003 National Health Survey (NHS), we sought to: (1) estimate influenza vaccination coverages among Spanish diabetic adults; (2) analyze which sociodemographic, health-related, and use of health-care services variables were associated with the likelihood of Spanish diabetes sufferers being vaccinated; and (3) analyze the(More)
BACKGROUND Influenza vaccination can reduce morbidity and mortality caused by cardiovascular diseases. This study sought to evaluate influenza vaccination coverage among adults with a history of heart attack and to determine which variables were associated with vaccine uptake. RESULTS A total of 716 adults reported having suffered a heart attack. The(More)
Gynecological cancers are an important cause of morbidity and mortality. Secondary prevention programmes attempt to improve their prognosis. High participation rates are needed to ensure the desired population impact. We sought to assess the use of mammography and Pap smear and analyze predictors of screening adherence. We included women surveyed in the(More)