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Rev Col Bras Cir. 2013 Nov-Dec;40(6):449-52.

Surgical treatment of skin carcinomas in the Brazilian Unified Health System: costs analysis.

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To analyze the costs of the surgical treatment of cutaneous carcinomas held in the Plastic Surgery service at a university hospital in patients of the Unified Health System (SUS).

METHODS:

we included seventy-one patients recorded their demographic and operation data. For analysis of direct costs we considered the period of patient hospitalization, including human and material costs.

RESULTS:

The average equipment cost per procedure was R$ 324.70, and the mean cost of hospital service, according to the table of SUS, was R$ 193.66. Thus, we obtained an average total cost of R$ 518.36 per procedure. However, the average amount refunded by the SUS per hospital procedure was R$ 429.19.

CONCLUSION:

Surgical treatment of cutaneous carcinomas generated for the hospital an average deficit of R$ 89.16 per procedure.

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