Direct medical costs associated with schizophrenia relapses in health care services in the city of São Paulo.

@article{Daltio2011DirectMC,
  title={Direct medical costs associated with schizophrenia relapses in health care services in the city of S{\~a}o Paulo.},
  author={Claudiane Salles Daltio and Jair de Jesus Mari and Marcos Bosi Ferraz},
  journal={Revista de saude publica},
  year={2011},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={14-23}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess direct medical costs associated with schizophrenia relapses in mental health services. METHODS The study was conducted in three health facilities in the city of São Paulo: a public state hospital; a Brazilian National Health System (SUS)-contracted hospital; and a community mental health center. Medical records of 90 patients with schizophrenia who received care in 2006 were reviewed. Information on inpatient expenditures was collected and used for cost estimates… CONTINUE READING
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