M. Czech

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A prospective survey was conducted in patients admitted to 11 randomly selected general practices and eight hospitals located in six provinces of Poland. For each patient meeting the international acute gastrointestinal infection (AGI) case definition criteria, information was collected on healthcare resources used. Antibacterial drug consumption was(More)
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF) is a chronic disease of great clinical and economic significance for both the healthcare system and patients themselves. AIM To determine the consumption of medical resources for treatment and care of HF patients and to estimate the related costs. METHODS The study involved 400 primary care practices and 396 specialist(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes mellitus (DM) leads to multiple complications, including severe hypoglycaemia events (SHEs). SHEs can impact a patient's quality of life and compliance and may directly result in additional costs to the health care system. The aim of this review was to evaluate the risk of severe hypoglycaemia in patients with type 1 (T1) and 2 (T2) DM(More)
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with severe hypoglycemia events (SHEs) that vary in severity and resource consumption. Here we perform a systematic review in Medline of studies evaluating SHE-related health resource use. Eligible studies investigated patients with DM and included ≥10 SHEs. We also assessed studies identified in another systematic(More)
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is considered the treatment of choice in cases of atrioventricular nodal reciprocating tachycardia (AVNRT) and atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia (AVRT). Published studies suggest a considerable time gap between the onset of the arrhythmia, correct diagnosis, and RFA which may reach 10–15 years. The cost of medical(More)
The objective of creating Educational Standards of the Polish Pharmacoeconomic Society (Polish Chapter of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research) was to define and establish a scope of knowledge and skills needed for people conducting and interpreting pharmacoeconomic analyses as well as health technology assessments. A(More)
AIMS The purpose of this study was to investigate differences of insulin therapy regimens in five European countries. METHODS Proportions of basal bolus therapy (intensified insulin therapy (ICT), basal insulin supported oral therapy (BOT), conventional therapy (CT), and short-acting prandial insulin (SIT) among insulin-treated diabetes patients in(More)
Surgery-related mortality depends on a number of factors including the type of surgical procedure, quality of healthcare, co-morbidities, and age of patient. The objective of the study was to assess the in-hospital mortality in the elderly undergoing surgical treatment. This was a national data-based retrospective cohort study. Data were extracted from the(More)