The first study to compare the costs of hospital-based and primary care (general practice health center) - based psychiatric outpatient clinics is reported.
The operating costs of both clinic settings were estimated to be similar.
There are many advantages of primary care-based clinics compared with hospital-based clinics.
However, as there are no evaluative studies of the comparative efficacy of either clinic setting, before policy decisions to encourage primary care clinics are made such evaluative studies should take place.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traitement, Trouble psychiatrique, Etude comparative, Service santé, Soin, Ambulatoire, Analyse coût, Economie santé, Royaume Uni, Europe, Santé mentale, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Treatment, Mental disorder, Comparative study, Health service, Care, Ambulatory, Cost analysis, Health economy, United Kingdom, Europe, Mental health, Human
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Cote : 95-0422669
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 01/03/1996.