A prolife of users of specialty pain clinic services : predictors of use and cost estimates.
During the past decade, the multidisciplinary pain clinic has become a popular alternative to the traditional treatment of persistent pain.
There is, however, little information describing this population of health care users nor the impact this new demand has on utilization of health care services.
The objectives of this study were three fold:
to develop a profile of the characteristics of patients referred to a specialty pain clinic including their psychosocial adjustment to their condition;
to identify predictors of the use of the specialty services;
and to estimate the cost of health service utilization.
Mots-clés Pascal : Utilisation, Analyse coût, Chronique, Service santé, Organisation santé, Economie santé, Douleur, Système santé, Support social, Centre antidouleur, Facteur psychologique, Environnement social, Homme, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Use, Cost analysis, Chronic, Health service, Public health organization, Health economy, Pain, Health system, Social support, Social environment, Human, Canada, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0179641
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.