Annual Meeting, American Public Health Association. Washington (USA), 1994/10/29.
There is evidence that home treatment is an effective alternative to hospital admission for patients with acute psychiatric illnesses.
This report describes processes necessary to establish and disseminate home treatment programs as well as the impact and comparative cost of a home treatment program developed in Metropolitan Toronto.
Organizational analysis revealed a number of essential structures and interactions necessary to facilitate smooth functioning for home treatment programs involving several agencies.
Attitudes towards home treatment were positive, symptoms were reduced, family burden decreased, satisfaction was high and home treatment was preferred to hospital admission.
Economic data indicate that home treatment is less costly than hospitalization.
Mots-clés Pascal : Psychose, Traitement, A domicile, Programme sanitaire, Organisation santé, Santé mentale, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Coût financement, Economie santé, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Psychosis, Treatment, At home, Sanitary program, Public health organization, Mental health, Canada, North America, America, Financing cost, Health economy, Human
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Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 12/09/1997.