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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2018 Jan-Feb;56(1):54-63.

[Costs and sick leave due to chikungunya in the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social in Guerrero, Mexico].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

Author information

1
Coordinación de Información y Análisis Estratégico, Jefatura de Servicios de Prestaciones Médicas, Delegación Guerrero, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Acapulco, Guerrero, México.
2
Cordinación de Planeación y Enlace Institucional, Jefatura de Servicios de Prestaciones Médicas, Delegación Guerrero, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Acapulco, Guerrero, México guillermina.juanico@imss.gob.mx.
3
Coordinación de Salud en el Trabajo, Jefatura de Servicios de Prestaciones Médicas, Delegación Guerrero, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Acapulco, Guerrero, México.

Abstract

in English, Spanish

BACKGROUND:

Chikungunya fever (CHIK) generally causes temporary sick leave, affecting groups of productive age, which represents a significant economic impact from the labor point of view. The objective was to estimate costs of disability due to chikungunya in the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) in Guerrero, Mexico.

METHODS:

Cost assessment of working population from IMSS in Guerrero who met the definition of case for CHIK and took sick leave, which was registered in the Original Disability Certificates (OCI, according to its initials in Spanish) processed from January to April, 2015. Paid sick days were multiplied by the current minimum wage of the municipality of Acapulco (geographical area A, general = $ 70.10: seventy pesos with 10 cents per day]).

RESULTS:

Of all the OCIs, 31.5% (38 271/12 062) met the criteria for CHIK with a total of 41 197 prescribed days and 14 941 paid sick days with an estimated cost of 2 397 393.40 pesos (two million, three hundred and ninety seven thousand, three hundred and ninety three dollars and forty cents).

CONCLUSIONS:

Sick leaves increase the costs in health systems. These costs increase as increases the number of days granted. The average number of days granted is consistent with the information published in different articles.

KEYWORDS:

Chikungunya Fever; Sick Leave; Cost of Illness

PMID:
29368896
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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