Adult mortality and overcoming and research in primary health care

Luzimín González-García, Ismael Ferrer-Herrera, Maribel de la Torre-Fernández, Niosvel Hidalgo-León, Niurka Canino-Méndez, Giselda Bello-Campos
2019 Archivo médico Camagüey  
in the University Polyclinic Ignacio Agramonte of the municipality of Camagüey, it has not yet been possible to obtain an adequate programming of the improvement courses and investigations, which is why it was set out to address the problem of adult mortality in the population served and obtain from this source, the needs for improvement and research. Objective: to describe the behavior of adult mortality and its relationship with the projection of medical improvement courses and research.
more » ... and research. Methods: a cross-sectional analytical study was carried out on adult mortality in the Polyclinic in 2016, in which the variables of age, sex, basic causes of death and errors in filling death certificates were studied. A database was created in Microsoft Excel and the descriptive statistics were found in numbers, percentages and rates. Results: the deceased increased with age; there was female over-mortality; malignant tumors, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases were the three leading causes of death. Errors were detected in the filling of the death certificates that did not affect the places occupied by the basic causes of death, but they caused confusion in their consignment. These results were sources of improvement and research. Conclusions: the general mortality rates, by sex and main causes of death, as well as the years of life potentially lost, were slightly lower than the provincial, national and at the level of developing countries. The persistence of errors in the filling of death certificates, especially in the consignment of the basic causes of death, requires courses of improvement, as well as the projection of others on the discussion of deaths and research on the behavior of mortality for causes of death and the quality of medical care. DeCS: AGED; MORTALITY REGISTRIES; PRIMARY HEALTH CARE; CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDIES; TRAINING COURSES.
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