Hypertension in geriatric, Vascular Medicine - A Google Tudós mutatói
Economic evaluations have traditionally focused on curative care using health-related quality of life as outcomes, and gave answers which interventions to fund or not to fund. However in order to evaluate long-term care as well, broader outcomes are necessary.
The aim of this thesis is to address a number of issues related to outcome measurement in economic evaluations in elderly populations consuming health and social care. After performing a traditional economic evaluation in long-term care and identifying the limitations, a systematic review was performed in order to search for more appropriate outcomes.
It was related to measures of health-related and dementia-specific quality of life, physical, mental and social health, and to wellbeing instruments. Hypertension in geriatric also differentiates between elderly below and above 75 years, multimorbidity, dementia severity, hypertension in geriatric alone or together and elderly with nursing homes with or without physical restraints.
In elderly populations using both health and social care, outcome measures do make a difference for the cost-effectiveness of an intervention, and broader outcomes should be used. The results of thesis suggests, that policy makers should use wellbeing measures for resource allocation, at least in a population of elderly using magas vérnyomás depresszióval health and social care.