Ivelisse Acosta

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BACKGROUND We hypothesized that investments to improve the control of tuberculosis in selected high-incidence countries would prove to be cost saving for the United States by reducing the incidence of the disease among migrants. METHODS Using decision analysis, we estimated tuberculosis-related morbidity, mortality, and costs among legal immigrants and(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine direct and indirect costs incurred by new, retreatment, and multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) patients in the Dominican Republic before and during diagnosis, and during treatment, to generate an evidence base and formulate recommendations. METHODS The "Tool to Estimate Patients' Costs" was adapted to the local setting,(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence and to describe the clinical characteristics of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in pregnant women receiving health care services at the Puerto Rico University Hospital from 1997 to 1998. METHODS The study design was cross-sectional. All medical records available of pregnant women diagnosed with GDM were(More)
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