Valoración del impacto de las actividades realizadas en la clínica de atención integral a pacientes hipertensos y diabéticos del Hospital Universitario de San Ignacio

April 2009
Universitas Médica;abr-jun2009, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p156
Academic Journal
Introduction: Chronic diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes, are by far one of the greatest public health problems in the world, and together with other cardiovascular risk factors as obesity, tobacco consumption, hyperlipidemia, among others, are the most important millennium epidemic. Their adequate control becomes one of the most cost-effective methods to reduce the cardiovascular morbi-mortality. One innovator strategy is the creation of integral attention programs under the family medicine basis. The objective of this studio is to present the results of control blood pressure, metabolic control and the participation in health promotion and diseases prevention activities. Methods: An observational descriptive crosscut design about the present clinical health conditions of patients of San Ignacio University Hospital's clinics of integral attention to patients with hypertension and diabetes. Results: The total population of the studio was 1,006 patients. The clinical control was statistically significant, since 87% of patients have blood pressure inside goals (<140/90 mm Hg), and the 76% of diabetic patients have levels of glycosylated hemoglobin less than 7%. Conclusions: The results show the impact of the interventions of this type of programs in the clinical control of hypertension, diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors, which is superior to that reported in the medical literature.


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