The dilemma of health care need exceeding available resources will not be resolved easily or quickly.
But with more expensive treatment options and increasing numbers of geriatric patients, the geropsychiatrist must be prepared to participate actively in the ongoing process of providing the most effective health care for the greatest number of patients.
This article provides a conceptual framework for this task that incorporates the traditional role of the physician as patient advocate with new ways of evaluating treatment effectiveness, increasing economic constraints, and evolving cultural values.
Basic principles of clinicoeconomics are introduced within the context of the current economic crisis in geriatric medicine, followed by a discussion of specific considerations relevant to clinicoeconomic analysis in geropsychiatry.
Lastly, ethical issues that relate to the current trends in health economics are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Efficacité traitement, Analyse coût, Système santé, Organisation santé, Santé mentale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Gériatrie, Economie santé, Article synthèse, Vieillard, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Treatment efficiency, Cost analysis, Health system, Public health organization, Mental health, United States, North America, America, Geriatrics, Health economy, Review, Elderly, Human
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Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 15/07/1997.