Oscar Zurriaga

Andreu Nolasco4
Miguel Angel Martínez-Beneito3
Carme Borrell3
Ana Gandarillas2
4Andreu Nolasco
3Miguel Angel Martínez-Beneito
3Carme Borrell
2Ana Gandarillas
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BACKGROUND Making treatment decisions in anticipation of possible future incapacity is an important part of patient participation in end-of-life decision-making. This study estimates and compares the prevalence of GP-patient end-of-life treatment discussions and patients' appointment of surrogate decision-makers in Italy, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands(More)
BACKGROUND Although end-of-life care has become an issue of great clinical and public health concern in Europe and beyond, we lack population-based nationwide data that monitor and compare the circumstances of dying and care received in the final months of life in different countries. The European Sentinel GP Networks Monitoring End of Life Care (EURO(More)
The European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) Registry has produced a new set of primary renal diagnosis (PRD) codes that are intended for use by affiliated registries. It is designed specifically for use in renal centres and registries but is aligned with international coding standards supported by the WHO(More)
BACKGROUND Procedures for calculating deprivation indices in epidemiologic studies often show some common problems because the spatial dependence between units of analysis and uncertainty of the estimates is not usually accounted for. This work highlights these problems and illustrates how spatial factor Bayesian modeling could alleviate them. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Preventable mortality is a good indicator of possible problems to be investigated in the primary prevention chain, making it also a useful tool with which to evaluate health policies particularly public health policies. This study describes inequalities in preventable avoidable mortality in relation to socioeconomic status in small urban areas of(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between deprivation and mortality in urban settings is well established. This relationship has been found for several causes of death in Spanish cities in independent analyses (the MEDEA project). However, no joint analysis which pools the strength of this relationship across several cities has ever been undertaken. Such an(More)
  • Andreu Nolasco, José Antonio Quesada, Joaquín Moncho, Inmaculada Melchor, Pamela Pereyra-Zamora, Nayara Tamayo-Fonseca +2 others
  • 2014
BACKGROUND While research continues into indicators such as preventable and amenable mortality in order to evaluate quality, access, and equity in the healthcare, it is also necessary to continue identifying the areas of greatest risk owing to these causes of death in urban areas of large cities, where a large part of the population is concentrated, in(More)
BACKGROUND The Comunitat Valenciana (CV) is a tourist region on the Mediterranean coast of Spain with a high rate of retirement migration. Lung cancer in women is the cancer mortality cause that has increased most in the CV during the period 1991 to 2000. Moreover, the geographical distribution of risk from this cause in the CV has been previously described(More)
A discrete event simulation model has been set up in order to analyze the renal transplant waiting list in the País Valencià, one of the autonomous regions in which Spain is divided. The model combines the information of the arrival of the patients onto the list and the process of donations, which also depend on the number of kidneys provided by each donor.(More)
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