SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.36 issue4Validación de los índices POSSUM Y Portsmouth-POSSUM en cirugía general en dos instituciones de segundo nivel: estudio analítico tipo corte transversalAnálisis matemático de la curva presión-volumen del ventrículo izquierdo author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google


Colombian Journal of Anestesiology

Print version ISSN 0120-3347


CALERO, Diego; RENDON, Luis F  and  CANAS, Óscar Darío. Mortalidad prematura en salas de recuperación del Hospital Universitario del Valle, ESE, "Evaristo García". Rev. colomb. anestesiol. [online]. 2008, vol.36, n.4, pp.259-263. ISSN 0120-3347.

Introdution. The mortality is a dependable indicator to measure the quality of the service provided in an institution or in a specific service, especially when it is identified premature or inevitable deaths. In this project the mortality of the UCPA of H.U.V. is evaluated, during the period between January 1st and December 31st of 2006. Having as information, the database of the service which also register the different socio- demographic variables identifies the precedence, the service which was provided to the user and the cause of death. Also, in addition to the classifcation and according to "Global Burden Disease" (GBD), the life years potentially lost (AVPP) were also calculated. Results. During the year of 2006, 397 patients died 66% of which were males, with a median age of 39 years. The mortality by violent causes accumulates the 54% of the cases followed by digestive diseases 24% and cancer 6.3%. From all of the patients, 83% were from the General Surgery service, 8% from orthopedic and 3% from neurosurgery. The total of AVPP was 12.340 of which 75% was contributed for men and the Intentional injuries were responsible for the 56% of the AVPP (6.876). A signifcant difference according to genre t:5.11 p<0.001, medical specialty F:3.28 p<0.0001 was found and the diagnosis classifcation according to GBD f:8.7 p<0.0001. These results show the load of the disease for external cause injuries and the necessity of increase the availability of the Intensive Care Unit of the HUV.

Keywords : hospital mortality; years of potential life lost (AVPP); premature mortality and Intensive care unit.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )