Dr. Alejandro Cambiaso RATHE
MD, MBA Senior Manager of Preventive Services HGPS. Specialist in family medicine and community expertise in Hospital Administration. Specialist in Quality Management in Health and Medical Tourism
Health systems worldwide have gradually changed their traditional approach based on the treatment of diseases in hospitals, for a preventive approach aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles and early detection of diseases.
To achieve this goal, strategies have been established such as health promotion and preventive evaluations to detect risk factors and take proactive measures to empower the population of their health care. In the same way, the primary care strategy strengthens accessibility, the community and home component of family medicine.
Family medicine is a specialty that offers continuous care, in health or illness, without distinction of group, age or gender. It is capable of solving 85% of health problems, with a comprehensive approach to the individual, the family and their environment, serving as a first contact at other levels of care.
The conventional model that consists of acting in the presence of symptoms and diseases turned out to be a strategy that is ineffective and costly in isolation, since we can now see an increase in noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular, endocrine-metabolic and chronic degenerative diseases, hand with a high percentage of investment in tertiary care and critical care and, on the contrary, a low investment in the first level of care and prevention.
Noncommunicable diseases, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), increasingly occur in young populations and a large number of them can be avoided with preventive medical evaluations and with the reduction of four risk factors: little diet healthy, inactivity, tobacco consumption and harmful consumption of alcohol and drugs.
However, living a healthy lifestyle is not part of the priorities of most individuals and families in today's society. We are bombarded with deceptive advertising, harmful products and supposedly miraculous diets. We live in a world where fast food, stress, sedentary lifestyle, self-medication and lack of time for personal care are important.
These toxic habits have a negative impact on our health, favoring the appearance of often asymptomatic diseases. It is precisely because of this that we must undergo periodic reviews and create a preventive culture in our homes, jobs and communities.
The preventive evaluations consist of a comprehensive medical check-up, in order to identify predisposition to diseases and health conditions, establishing personalized recommendations to improve the quality of life and providing tools to empower people to take care of their health and well-being.
The Preventive Health Unit of the General Hospital of the Plaza de la Salud promotes an integral medicine based on the prevention and early detection of diseases. For these purposes, it has developed a model of patient-centric care and a priority care modality, with specialists from different areas of medicine and with a space where all the equipment required to carry out executive, corporate and medical check-ups is available. international community.
Domiciliary Medicine (HGPS in Your Home)
Sometimes, some patients find it difficult to go to the doctor for reasons of disability, lack of time, transportation or simply for privacy and convenience.
Because of this, the demand for ambulatory services grows at a global level, which at a personal, family and corporate level become an intelligent and cost-effective alternative.
Having the availability of medical care at home, at work or while enjoying a vacation in a hotel, results in an attraction that allows you to have professionals and diagnostic and treatment equipment within reach of a call, without having to travel.
That is why the General Hospital of the Plaza de la Salud has an innovative program of home health care called 'HGPS in Your Home', which provides services with a mobile unit of specialized consultations, physical therapy, nursing, laboratory, vaccines, administration of medications, placement of probes, channeling and studies such as electrocardiogram, sonography of abdomen, pelvis, thyroid, Doppler and pain clinic.
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