COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF PARAMETERS OF PATIENTS SUFFERING FROM VARICOSE VEINS OF THE LOWER EXTREMITIES AND OF CONSUMERS OF MEDICINAL PRODUCTS
Varicose veins of the lower limbs (VVLL) known to mankind since ancient times. Despite a long history, the problems of epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment VVLL remain relevant in our time. According to experts, in Russia severe forms of varicose disease affects about thirty million people. In developed countries, the disease affected up to fifty percent of the population. In the last decade is marked not only an increase in the number of patients suffering VVLL, and an increase in venous pathology among young adults. The article presents a set of medico-social characteristics of patients of the Department of vascular surgery, suffering from varicose veins of the lower extremities, also explored the visitor status of the pharmacies of “Aptechniy Dom” LLC, Belgorod. The research was conducted on the basis of Regional Hospital №1, Bryansk. Instruments for the study included a specifically designed questionnaire to 124 patients of this office and 348 visitors of pharmacies, consisting of questions aimed at drawing up medico-social profile of patients and consumers of medicines used to treat VVLL. The article presents the results of a comparative analysis of the socio-demographic characteristics of the patients suffering from varicose veins of the lower limbs in hospital and consumers of medicines in the pharmacy organizations..