Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Hospital-Based Home Care Versus a Conventional Outpatient Follow-Up for Patients With Mental Illness

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153559
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Presentation
Title:
Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Hospital-Based Home Care Versus a Conventional Outpatient Follow-Up for Patients With Mental Illness
Abstract:
Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Hospital-Based Home Care Versus a Conventional Outpatient Follow-Up for Patients With Mental Illness
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 21, 2004
Author:Tsai, Sing-ling, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Taipei Veteran General Hospital
Title:deputy director of nursing
Objective: the purpose of this study was to compare the outcome of a hospital-based home-care model and conventional outpatient follow-up for mentally ill patients in Taiwan using a cost-effectiveness analysis. Methods: eighty mentally ill patients discharged from the psychiatric wards in a medical center in Taiwan participated in this study. The study design was a two group post hoc design. We interviewed forty mentally ill patients who were followed up in the psychiatric outpatient department. Another forty mentally ill patients who participated a hospital based home care program were also interviewed. The outcome measures we used for interviews were disease maintenance behavior, psychotic symptoms, social function, service satisfaction, and cost. Results: cost-effectiveness analysis showed that hospital-based home care costs lower than conventional outpatient follow-up and over year period, hospital-based home care was associated with improvement in mental conditions, social functional outcomes, and service satisfaction. Conclusion: the improved outcomes of the mentally ill patients and lower cost in the hospital-based home care program support its cost-effectiveness. The policy-makers may consider this analysis in resource allocation and policy development for care of mentally ill patients.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
21-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCost-Effectiveness Analysis of Hospital-Based Home Care Versus a Conventional Outpatient Follow-Up for Patients With Mental Illnessen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153559-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Hospital-Based Home Care Versus a Conventional Outpatient Follow-Up for Patients With Mental Illness</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 21, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Tsai, Sing-ling, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Taipei Veteran General Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">deputy director of nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sltsai@vghtpe.gov.tw</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: the purpose of this study was to compare the outcome of a hospital-based home-care model and conventional outpatient follow-up for mentally ill patients in Taiwan using a cost-effectiveness analysis. Methods: eighty mentally ill patients discharged from the psychiatric wards in a medical center in Taiwan participated in this study. The study design was a two group post hoc design. We interviewed forty mentally ill patients who were followed up in the psychiatric outpatient department. Another forty mentally ill patients who participated a hospital based home care program were also interviewed. The outcome measures we used for interviews were disease maintenance behavior, psychotic symptoms, social function, service satisfaction, and cost. Results: cost-effectiveness analysis showed that hospital-based home care costs lower than conventional outpatient follow-up and over year period, hospital-based home care was associated with improvement in mental conditions, social functional outcomes, and service satisfaction. Conclusion: the improved outcomes of the mentally ill patients and lower cost in the hospital-based home care program support its cost-effectiveness. The policy-makers may consider this analysis in resource allocation and policy development for care of mentally ill patients.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:21:20Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-21en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:21:20Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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