Armando Nevárez-Sida

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INTRODUCTION Rhinosinusitis is one of the more common diseases encountered in outpatient visits to health care. The objective of this study was to determine the most cost-effective antibiotic treatment for patients with acute (RSA) and chronic rhinosinusitis (RSC) that is available at the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS). METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND The aim was to determine the direct medical costs in patients with partial refractory epilepsy at the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) in Mexico. METHODS We carried out a multicenter, retrospective-cohort partial-economic evaluation study of partial refractory epilepsy (PRE) diagnosed patients and analyzed patient files from four(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Diabetes represents a high epidemiological and economic burden worldwide. The cost of diabetes care increases slowly during early years, but it accelerates once chronic complications set in. There is evidence that adequate control may delay the onset of complications. Management of diabetes falls almost exclusively into primary care(More)
BACKGROUND Consumption of illegal drugs is a public health problem in Mexico, and the prison population is a vulnerable group with higher rates of prevalence than in the general population. The objective of this study was to determine the main socioeconomic variables associated with drug consumption in the prison population. METHODS Utilizing data from(More)
BACKGROUND More than one million individuals in Mexico are infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), and 80% are at risk for developing a chronic infection that could lead to hepatic cirrhosis and other complications that impact quality of life and institutional costs. The objective of the study was to determine the most cost-effective treatment against HCV(More)
BACKGROUND In Mexico, six of every twenty Mexicans suffer psychiatric disorders at some time in their lives. This disease ranks fifth in the country. The objective was to determine and compare the cost-effectiveness of two models for hospital care (partial and traditional) at a psychiatric hospital of Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS). METHODS a(More)
BACKGROUND adequate treatment of anxiety disorders reduces the economic impact, improves functionality in daily life activities and quality of life. Pharmacologic treatment depends on patient's characteristics and doctor's experience. The aim of this study was to determine the use of resources in anxiety disorder and to analyze its cost-effectiveness. (More)
The repercussion of health-disease state on social life or individual includes his/her work performance. In many countries, social security is one of the options for diffusing and buffering the impact of the disease. This paper is focused on the analysis of the unjustified prescription of temporary sick leave certificates (CITT), which combines the social(More)
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