The Community of Madrid leads in 2022 the number of diagnostic tests performed per thousand inhabitants, according to the Institute of Coordinates
In 2022, Madrid is the community that leads the number Diagnostic testscarried out per 1,000 inhabitants, amounting to 684; Compared to the national average of 510, according to an analysis by the Institute of Coordinates on the healthcare level in Spain.
“Biopsies, mammograms, colonoscopies, MRI or CT scans These are some of the tests most commonly used among Spanish patients when it comes to diagnosing a disease, as well as determining the causes of any condition with the aim of prescribing treatment. For this reason, quantitative measurement becomes a good indicator for determining the ability of communities to respond and the technology available in their hospitals. Some data that, in turn, allow us to have an X-ray image of the whole of Spain in the diagnostic tests that have been carried out, said Jesus Sanchez Lampas, Executive Vice President of the Coordinating Institute of Governance and Applied Economics (ICGEA).
The Community of Madrid leads in this analysis 3 of the 12 analyzed diagnostic tests and ranks in the top 3 out of eight of them. It has the lead in performing colonoscopies per 1,000 population, with a total of 50; followed by Castilla y León, with 38; and Andalusia with 36. On the other hand, there Cantabria (16), the Balearic Islands (22), Extremadura (22) As regions presenting the worst data regarding this diagnostic test which amounts to, in the Spanish communities as a whole, 34 colonoscopies performed.
“Madrid is not only the community that performs the largest number of colonoscopies, but compared to the previous year it is also the most growing in terms of the number of these tests performed,” says Sanchez Lampas. The community experienced a growth of nearly 13%, followed by Catalonia (+11.10) and Andalusia (+7.21), All three are above the national average growth, located at 6.17%.
With 14.6 fluorescence images per 1,000 inhabitants, Madrid also leads this diagnostic test, followed by the Canary Islands (11.8) and Castilla and León (10.9), all above the national average, which is 9, 3. Quite the contrary, Castilla-La Mancha (4), Extremadura (4.5) and Cantabria (4.8) These are the regions that recorded the lowest scintigraphy rates in 2022.
Regarding the year-by-year comparison (2022 vs. 2021), Madrid is the most developed, with an increase in scintigraphy approaching 13%; It is followed by Catalonia (+11.44%) and Extremadura (+8.97%).
A similar trend occurs with MRI (Republic of Macedonia), with a population of 168 Madrid communities that had the most tests of this type in 2022 per 1,000 inhabitants, followed by the Balearic Islands (122), and in third place, La Rioja (119), with a national average located at 100. Regarding the communities that have performed the least MRIs are Murcia (38), País Vasco (49) and Extremadura (51).
Similarly, Madrid is the community with the most growth in the number of MRIs performed compared to the previous year, with an increase of 13%, followed by Catalonia (+11.31%) and the Canary Islands (+7.10%).
Regarding TACs – the test most performed in Spain -, Catalonia is the community that has performed this test the most in 2022, precisely 170 per 1000 inhabitants; followed by Madrid, with 163; the Valencian Community, with 155; while Murcia (97), Aragon (106) and the Canary Islands (113), They are the ones who have done even less, far from the national average of 149. Compared to 2021, Madrid is the most developed community, 12.99%; It is followed by Catalonia, at 11.2%. and Asturias 7.49%.
In the case of positron emission tomography, Navarra, with 9.2 performed per 1,000 inhabitants, is the community leading this type of diagnostic test; followed by Madrid, with 8.9; the Canary Islands, 8.7; All three lie above the 6.1 that represents the national average. on the contrary, Castile and Leon (3), Asturias (3.3) and the Balearic Islands (3.7) They are the ones who performed less than PET. Compared to 2022 in relation to 2021, Madrid is the most developed community with a growth of 13%, followed by Catalonia (+10%) and the Canary Islands (7.87%).
The Principality of Asturias leads in the number of bronchoscopy operations performed, with 3.7 per 1,000 inhabitants; While Madrid is in second place with 3.6. Valencia is in third place with a score of 3.5. The areas in which bronchoscopy was performed were lower Balearic Islands (1.7), Navarra (1.8) and Andalusia (2.1)compared to the national average of 2.9.
Madrid is at the forefront regarding the increase in bronchoscopy Implemented in 2022 compared to the previous year, with a growth of 16.23%, followed by Catalonia (+10.27%) and the Canary Islands (+7.19%), with an average increase of 5.84% for the national group.
In the case of biopsies – the most performed test in Madrid in absolute terms -, Navara It is the region that performed this type of diagnostic test the most in 2022 per 1,000 inhabitants (207), followed by Catalonia (190) and Madrid (182), placing these three communities a significant distance from the national average, which is 136. On the contrary, Extremadura (83), Basque country (87) and Canary Islands (96) are those that performed the lowest number of biopsies per 1000 population.
In terms of which communities have increased the number of biopsies performed in the past year, they stand out Madrid In the first place (+ 12.96%), followed by Catalonia (11.10%) and Asturias (10.63%) compared to a national average growth of 6.07%.
Asturias, followed by La Rioja and Madrid, are the communities that round out the top three Mammogram carried out per 1000 inhabitants, 122, 111 and 83, respectively. For their part, it is Murcia (21), Cantabria (27) and Galicia (37) who have done so, with an average of 64 for all communities.
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“Madrid is the community that also shows the greatest growth in diagnostic test performance in 2022 compared to the previous year, which greatly accelerates hospital waiting lists, which in turn is one of the key factors for patients when deciding which hospital is best for a patient when having a diagnostic test. Not all Regions are equally flexible and transparent when it comes to publishing their data, but there are some regions, like Madrid, that publish every month the number of patients awaiting outpatient consultations, Surgical procedures and diagnostic tests” Jesus Sanchez Lampas says.
Analysis indicates that it is above all diagnostic tests, with particular significance in performing bronchoscopy with a growth of 16.23%, compared to 5.84% of the national average (+10.39%); SPECT, an increase of 12.25% compared to 4.60% (+7.65%); the Anatomy with a growth of 13% compared to 5.45% (+7.55%); Net expenses with an increase of 12.90% compared to 5.62% (+7.63%); and mammograms with an increase of 13.24% compared to 6.30% (+6.94%) & rdquor;
The team of experts from the Coordenadas Institute extended the period analyzed in order to see the development that took place over four years, specifically those that took place between 2018 and 2022. It is the time period in which it concluded that Madrid also stands out from the rest of the autonomous regions. societies, with a particularly large difference in digital angiography, It grew by 44.67%, an increase of 18.94% over the average for the rest of the communities (+25.73); ERCPs an increase of 35.6%, an increase of 14.43% over the national average (+21.17); surveys an increase of 29.83%, an increase of 12.21% over the national average (+17.62%); mammograms with a growth rate of 32.51%, 9.93% higher than the national average (+22.58%); or bronchoscopy with an increase of 28.64%, 4.88% higher than the average for the rest of the communities (23.76%).
One of the last items tagged Isabel Diaz Ayuso As the head of the society surgeries, first consultations and diagnostic tests are carried out within a maximum period of 45 days, with 60 days being the reference time for interventions without vital risks and 90 days for the most common procedures. Times that will undoubtedly help improve the numbers for the years to come…