In this era of decreased health resources and the strong influence of third-party payers, the financial advantages of ambulatory electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) should be well recognized by all concerned parties.
However, to a large degree, third-party payers are only minimally aware of the availability and potential cost savings associated with this treatment modality.
Also, documentation has been problematic, because reviewers unfamiliar with ECT have not been able to find the necessary data even when they are present in the chart.
This article illustrates some of these problems and how they have affected our ambulatory ECT program.
Mots-clés Pascal : Electroconvulsivothérapie, Ambulatoire, Traitement, Analyse coût, Economie santé, Système santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Documentation, Collecte donnée, Homme, Remboursement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Electroconvulsive therapy, Ambulatory, Treatment, Cost analysis, Health economy, Health system, United States, North America, America, Documentation, Data gathering, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0088848
Code Inist : 002B18I01. Création : 31/05/1999.