3rd World Congress on Healthcare & Health Economics
Unimed Vitória | Brazil
Title: Cost saved with UNIMED Vitória’s home care assistance program (ADUVI) and the cronic patients management program (PGC): A case study
Biography: Guilherme Santos Crespo
The objective of this study is to analyze patients with cronic disease condition at Unimed Vitória who attended the cronic patients management program (PGC) and the Unimed Vitória’s home care assistance program (ADUVI) that were developed by Unimed Vitória since January 2012. Th e intention was the analysis of the care cost behavior of the patients through the months along and the savings obtained to Unimed Vitória. The stratified period of each patient was the same, 6 (six) months before the entrance of the patient to the program up to 18 (eighteen) months after the entry date. For the PGC 1.707 patients were analysed and for the ADUVI 351 patients were analysed. Aft er the data analysis it was verified a significantly cost saving to Unimed Vitória, with a care cost reduction of the attending patients, from PGC and ADUVI, both. In PGC the bigger care cost reduction was noted at a value of R$ 4.702.519,92 (29,92%) in the study applied from 6 months before the entrance to the program and 6 months after. And in ADUVI the care cost reduction noted was R$ 13.508.785,23 (65,42%) in the analysis of the patients measured between the period of 6 months before the entry date in the program and the third trimester after (from 13º month to the 18º month). This way, it was proved that PGC and ADUVI helps the care cost reduction of the patients and, therefore, to the cost saving creation for Unimed Vitória representing thus, as an important practice in health management.