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Health economic evaluation of Occupational Therapy Interventions for Older People. A Literature Study.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Health economic evaluation of Occupational Therapy Interventions for Older People.A Literature Study (English)
Abstract [en]

Occupational therapists who work within elderly health care need to demonstrate the clinical effectiveness and value for money for occupational therapy intervention in comparison to other interventions or no interventions. In doing so they will help to ensure that, the occupational therapy service users in Sweden can continue to benefit from these interventions. The purpose of this study was to review health economic evaluations of OT interventions for older people to evaluate if they are cost-effective. Eligible studies included articles published in English language from the year 1995 to 2015. The included studies were economic evaluations that considered both costs and end effects in occupational therapy for older people compared with other in-terventions or no interventions. In all, nine articles, all random-ized controlled trials, were analyzed using selected items from the Consolidated Health Economic Evaluation Reporting Stand-ards (CHEERS) statement. The majority of these studies found that occupational therapy was clinically effective and cost-effective for the older people under study in comparison with other interventions or no interventions. Future studies on the cost-effectiveness and health economics of occupational therapy in older people are strongly required.

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Occupational therapy, health economic, cost effectiveness and older people.
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Occupational Therapy
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-119527OAI: diva2:922040
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Occupational Therapy Programme
Available from: 2016-09-02 Created: 2016-04-21 Last updated: 2016-09-02Bibliographically approved

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