Francisco Martos Crespo

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OBJECTIVE The constant increase in health care costs, in a context of limited resources and the appearance of more costly though more effective drugs, justifies an assessment of the pharmacoeconomics of these drugs. The objective of this study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of one of the newest drugs for the treatment of chronic obstructive(More)
BACKGROUND The main goal of our work was to gain knowledge from the pharmaco-epidemiological perspective on the use of anti-hypertensive drugs in our country, in order to obtain a rough estimation of the number of hypertensive patients under treatment in various Autonomous Communities. METHODS The data regarding the consumption of hypertensive drugs(More)
AIMS Analyze the relation between objective health assessment (OHA) -Forced spirometry- and subjective health assessment (SHA) -quality of life- in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Analyze the correlation between two different questionnaires to assess quality of life. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS 278 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnosis-Related Group (DRG) 88 -chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is one of the most frequent groups of patients in hospital case-mix and accounts for substantial health-care costs. Our purpose was to determine drug utilization pattern and related costs for this DRG and to analyse their relationship with several factors. METHODS 288(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Improper clinical use of tumor markers (TM) may cause unnecessary additional studies to confirm or refute a positive result. After observing 2 adverse events due to a wrong use of TM, a protocol for improving their use was implemented. The objective of this study was to determine the impact of the implementation of the protocol. (More)