El costo de la atención médica del cáncer mamario: El caso del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social

Translated title of the contribution: The health care costs of breast cancer: The case of the Mexican Social Security Institute

Felicia Knaul, Héctor Arreola-Ornelas, Enrique Velázquez, Javier Dorantes, Óscar Méndez, Leticia Ávila-Burgos

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Abstract

Objective: We studied the cost of health care for women with breast cancer treated at the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS, per its abbreviation in Spanish). Material and Methods: Using the Medical and Operative Information Systems of the IMSS, we constructed a cohort of patients diagnosed in 2002 and followed these patients to the end of 2006, identifying the use of resources and imputing the IMSS-specific cost structure. Results: Only 14% of women were diagnosed in stage 1 and 48% were diagnosed in stages III-IV. The average cost of their medical care per patient-year was $MX110,459. Costs for stage 1 were $MX74,522 compared to $102,042 for stage II, and were $MX154,018 for stage III and $MX199,274 for stage IV. Conclusions: Breast cancer accounts for a significant part of the IMSS health budget. Later stage at diagnosis is associated with higher economic costs per patient-year of treatment and lower probability of five-year survival.

Original languageSpanish
JournalSalud Publica de Mexico
Volume51
Issue numberSUPPL.2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Social Security
Health Care Costs
Breast Neoplasms
Costs and Cost Analysis
Budgets
Information Systems
Economics
Survival
Health
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Cost analysis
  • Health care costs
  • Mexico
  • Social security

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Medicine(all)

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El costo de la atención médica del cáncer mamario : El caso del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social. / Knaul, Felicia; Arreola-Ornelas, Héctor; Velázquez, Enrique; Dorantes, Javier; Méndez, Óscar; Ávila-Burgos, Leticia.

In: Salud Publica de Mexico, Vol. 51, No. SUPPL.2, 2009.

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Knaul, Felicia ; Arreola-Ornelas, Héctor ; Velázquez, Enrique ; Dorantes, Javier ; Méndez, Óscar ; Ávila-Burgos, Leticia. / El costo de la atención médica del cáncer mamario : El caso del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social. In: Salud Publica de Mexico. 2009 ; Vol. 51, No. SUPPL.2.
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