logo BDSP

Base documentaire


Votre avis nous intéresse

Le réseau BDSP met en oeuvre un projet d'innovation et d'amélioration de ses services, dans le souci constant de proposer des contenus de qualité adaptés aux besoins des utilisateurs.

Identifier de nouvelles sources de financements est la condition nécessaire pour assurer la poursuite et la pérennité de cet outil unique qu'est la BDSP, tout en le faisant évoluer.

Pour définir un nouveau modèle économique, nous avons besoin de votre avis : merci de répondre à notre enquête (temps estimé : 5 minutes).

Participer maintenant
Participer plus tard J'ai déjà participé

  1. Mental health and choice between managed care and indemnity health insurance.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective 

    Populations enrolled in various health insurance plans may differ in their health care needs.

    Whether mental health affects choice among competing health plans is not clear.

    This study examined self-selection by participants in a Swiss indemnity insurance plan that was transformed into a managed care organization that controlled access to specialists through gatekeeping and restricted coverage for psychiatric treatments.

    Method 

    Information regarding past use ofhealth services and health status was provided by 421 persons who joined the new managed care organization and 222 nonjoiners.

    Results 

    In the year preceding the creation of the managed care organization, the nonjoiners had made on average 2.3 more visits to psychiatrists than the joiners but 0.0 to 0.6 more visits to other physicians.

    The nonjoiners were more likely to have used psychoactive medications but not other medications.

    The rates of treatment for depression were similar in the two groups.

    Conclusions 

    Both mental health status and past use ofmental health services strongly affected choice of health insurance plan.

    The effects of somatic health and use of somatic health services on selection were consistently weaker.

    People who join managed care organizations may have substantial uncovered needs for psychiatric care.

    Minimum mandatory benefits for mental health care may be an effective countermeasure to unequitable self-selection.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Choix, Assurance maladie, Système santé, Besoin, Santé, Santé mentale, Suisse, Europe, Homme, Capacité, Santé physique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Choice, Health insurance, Health system, Need, Health, Mental health, Switzerland, Europe, Human

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0427443

    Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 01/03/1996.