SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.135 número8Efecto del consumo de un complemento alimentario en la concentración plasmática de cinc en adultos mayores residentes en Santiago de ChileSíndrome de Charles Bonnet: presentación de tres casos y revisión de la literatura índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados

Revista

Articulo

Indicadores

Links relacionados

Compartir


Revista médica de Chile

versión impresa ISSN 0034-9887

Resumen

LEIVA H, Heidy  y  LEON K, Francisco. Medical coverage of the disease that causes death and place of death in the sixth region of Chile from 1990 to 2003. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2007, vol.135, n.8, pp.1025-1033. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872007000800010.

Background: The place of death has changed and coverage of medical attention at death varies according to the development level of countries. Aim: To assess the evolution of coverage of medical attention of the last disease and place of death as indicators of health care quality and development level, in the sixth region of Chile. Material and methods: We analyzed the Chilean death certificate data bases for the period 1990-2003. We performed linear regression analysis of death year with place of death and medical attention at death, comparing the sixth region and the rest of Chile. Results: The population under study corresponds to 1,102,896 death records, from 1990 to 2003. Proportion of deaths at home decreased in sixth region and increased in the rest of our country. Deaths at home for individuals under 15 years of age, decreased. Deaths in places different from home or hospital increased progressively in elderly people. The same happened among adolescents, probably related to the high proportion of deaths due to trauma. Conclusions: Coverage of attention of diseases that cause death improved. Place of death varies according to age. There is a remarkable increase in the access of children to hospitals, for the treatment of severe diseases. These results indicate that Chilean healthcare system quality has improved (Rev Méd Chile 2007; 135:1025-33)

Palabras clave : Death; Delivery of health care; Health Services accessibility.

        · texto en Español     · Español ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License Todo el contenido de esta revista, excepto dónde está identificado, está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons