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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

Print version ISSN 1679-4974On-line version ISSN 2237-9622

Abstract

ANDRADE, Silvânia Suely Caribé de Araújo  and  JORGE, Maria Helena Prado de Mello. Hospitalization due to road traffic injuries in Brazil, 2013: hospital stay and costs. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2017, vol.26, n.1, pp.31-38. ISSN 2237-9622.  http://dx.doi.org/10.5123/s1679-49742017000100004.

Objetivo:

to describe hospitalization rates and to estimate hospital costs and time spent in hospital due to road traffic accidents (RTA) in Brazil, in 2013.

Methods:

this is an ecological study conducted using data from the Brazilian National Hospital Information System.

Results:

in 2013, 170,805 hospitalizations due to RTA were funded by the Brazilian National Health System; 78.2% of the individuals were male, 48.6% were from 20 to 39 years old, and 51.9% were motorcyclists; RTA hospitalization rate was of 85.0 hospitalizations/100,000 inhabitants; total cost was BRL 231,469,333.13, with 1,072,557 hospital inpatient days and average stay of 6.3 days in hospital.

Conclusion:

the magnitude of hospitalization due to RTA was high; victims hospitalized were mainly men, young adults and motorcyclists; average stay in hospital was almost a week, implying significant costs.

Keywords : Accidents, Traffic; Morbidity; Hospitalization; Costs and Cost Analysis; Epidemiology, Descriptive.

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