EPIDEMIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF SPINAL CORD INJURY IN THE CITY OF JOINVILLE (SC)

Guilherme Rohden Pizetta, Carlos Henrique Maçaneiro, Rodrigo Fetter Lauffer, Ricardo Kiyoshi Miyamoto, Ana Paula Bonilauri Ferreira, Ricardo André Acácio dos Santos
2020 Coluna/Columna  
Objective This paper proposes a retrospective analysis of the spinal cord trauma at a regional hospital that is a Unified Health System (SUS) reference in Orthopedics and Traumatology, considering epidemiological data and comparing treatments and hospitalization costs. Methods This study is a retrospective, analytical-descriptive, exploratory documental analysis, using data from the medical records of patients treated for spinal cord trauma during 2016 at the São José Municipal Hospital
more » ... al Hospital (Joinville, SC). Results Twenty-three patients were included in the study, 20 of whom (87%) were male. As to etiology, traffic accidents accounted for 47.8% of the cases and gunshot wounds were in second place with 26.1% of the injuries. The correlation between the cost of hospitalization and the days of hospitalization was statistically significant (p = 0.013), as was the correlation between the cost of hospitalization and the number of procedures (p = 0.000). Conclusions Surgical treatment demands greater amounts of financial and human resources. The purpose of this study is to provide local epidemiological data to encourage discussion about other studies, as well as planning for resource allocation and public policy. Level of evidence II; Retrospective Study.
doi:10.1590/s1808-185120201901223272 fatcat:3m2e2pwnvvdcfcn6d7n7gurrta