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Introduction: Paraquat PQ poisoning is a public health problem that affects developing countries. The lack of information regarding the economic impact generated by this problem in the country constitutes a barrier to the correct allocation of health priorities.
Objective: Estimate the annual cost of PQ poisoning in Colombia. Methods: A cost-disease study was made, using a decision tree model from the perspective of society, taking an approach based on prevalence. A probabilistic sensitivity analysis was made using the Monte Carlo technique with a simulation of a hypothetical cohort of 10, patients intoxicated by PQ.
Conclusions: The average cost per patient intoxicated by PQ exceeds that of various chronic diseases prevalent in our country. This reveals the impact not only clinical, but also economical, of this poisoning in our country, necessitating strategies that regulate commercialization to avoid premature deaths.
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Costo De La Intoxicación Por Paraquat en Colombia
Paraquat poisoning. CES Med. ISSN Paraquat is an herbicide commonly used in Colombia with a known toxic potential. It is vital that health workers know the characteristics of poisoning and its treatment. In this article we present the case of a male patient who suffered a self-inflicted poisoning by Paraquat, which was treated according to the Colombian protocols, although with dark results for the patient.
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