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Monitoring surgical care indicators in a public health network in a Peruvian region: a pilot study

  • Carlos Javier Shiraishi ZapataEmail author
  • Yovanky Miluska More Vilela
  • Aldo Humberto Villarreal Álamo
  • Víctor Fernando Morales Cuervo
Correspondence

To the Editor,

It has been well-recognized that there is a need to collect and analyze information regarding indicators to monitor the universal access of the population to safe, affordable, and timely healthcare, both surgical and anesthetic at different levels (global, national and sub-regional).1,2 Similarly, it has also been reported that the limited attention given to the cost derived from surgical pathologies and the absence of information on standardized measures of surgical care have contributed to the indifference of anesthetic and surgical care within global health during the past two decades.2

Despite Peru being a country of upper-middle income,3 it requires more research regarding these indicators.4For this reason, after the approval of our Institutional Ethics Committee, we carried out this pilot study with the objective of measuring standardized surgical care indicators during 2016 in a public health network (Piura Health Care Network of Social Health Insurance-EsSALUD...

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Acknowledgements

The authors wish to thank the following people for their collaboration with indicators’ data: Mónica Fernández-Cortez, Daniel Romero-Ushiñahua M.D., Igor More-Vilela M.D., Kathia Paiva-Hurtado M.D., Carlos Guaylupo-Cherres Engr., Marco Vásquez Engr. Likewise, to Gregorio Tume-Palacios B.Ed for translating the article from Spanish to English.

Conflicts of interest

None.

Funding statement

The authors did not receive any financial contributions for this research.

Editorial responsibility

This submission was handled by Dr. Hilary P. Grocott, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.

Footnotes

A. Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática (INEI). Lima: Oficina Técnica de Informática; 1997. Perú Compendio Estadístico 2018 Salud. Available from URL: https://www.inei.gob.pe/media/MenuRecursivo/publicaciones_digitales/Est/Lib1635/cap06/ind06.htm (accessed January 2020).

B. Seguro Social del Perú-EsSalud. Lima: Oficina de Relaciones Institucionales, 2001. Memoria Anual 2016 del Seguro Social de Salud-EsSalud. Available from URL: http://www.essalud.gob.pe/memoria-institucional/ (accessed January 2020).

C. Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática (INEI). Lima: Oficina Técnica de Informática; 1997. Piura Resultados Definitivos de los Censos Nacionales 2017. Available from URL: https://www.inei.gob.pe/media/MenuRecursivo/publicaciones_digitales/Est/Lib1553/ (accessed January 2020).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Service of Surgical Center and AnesthesiologyHospital EsSalud TalaraPiuraPeru
  2. 2.Service of Surgical Center and Anesthesiology, “Telésforo León Velasco”Hospital EsSalud José Cayetano HerediaPiuraPeru
  3. 3.Service of Surgical Center and AnesthesiologyHospital EsSalud Jorge Reátegui DelgadoPiuraPeru
  4. 4.Peruvian Institute of OphthalmologyPiuraPeru

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