Evaluación de tecnologías sanitarias aplicada a la selección de un módulo de proteína para uso hospitalario Thesis

short description

  • Master's thesis

Thesis author

  • Pinzón Espitia, Olga Lucía


  • Introduction: The evaluation of health technologiesapplied to the selection of a module of protein forhospital use, aims to provide support in choosing productscost effective and safe, in order to facilitate decisionmaking to the different actors involved in thechoice of therapeutic alternatives recommended in patientswith elevated protein needs, as is the case in thisinvestigation.Aims: To apply a mathematical method - to evaluatemulti-protein modules available on the market for institutionalnutritional therapy.Methods: Two phases are established, a review ofthe literature to establish and prioritize technical evaluationcriteria of different modules offers protein, andtwo application of a mathematical model was developedto consider the protein module for use within hospitalinstitutions, which consisted of assigning a valueto each of the variables through an established semanticdifferential scale, which allowed calculating the percentageweight of each of the variables whose sumthrow percentage score for each alternative.Results: Regarding the search for technical evaluationcriteria for different protein modules deals in thefollowing literature, nature or equivalence conditions ofadministration and use, safety, and efficacy were identified.Nature is self assessed by rating the chemicalamino acid score corrected for protein digestibility (PDCAAS)weighing in assessing 39.05%, referring to theterms of use and management took into account factorsincluded in the distribution systems unit dose witha weight of 27.61%, the efficiency was defined by theprotein efficiency ratio (PER) which impacts the 19.53%of the grade and ultimately the safety criterion 13.81%with respect to packaging and labeling.Discussion: There is agreement with that reportedin the literature concerning the technical evaluation criteriarelevant to the quality of the protein, and the criteriaof administration, safety and efficacy. Similarly toconduct triage criteria using the mathematical model inorder to consider the protein module for use within hospitalfacilities, the measure PDCAAS nature, remainsthe most important when choosing a protein module.However, the total protein content and solubility aresimilar in all the tested products.Conclusions: When evaluating four alternative proteinmodules, offered by different pharmaceutical companies,the highest score corresponding to the alternativewith a higher rating than 90%, the obtained twoalternative protein modules for use in hospitals, whichcontain whey protein and amino acids in combinations.

publication date

  • June 9, 2015 5:26 PM


  • Nutritional support
  • health technology
  • malnutrition
  • nutritional requirements
  • specialized food

Document Id

  • a1273c5c-5483-4f20-ab53-6cbe931ad7fa