Patterns in treatment methods of depression: Outpatient care of depression at Jorvi and Peijas hospitals

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi Joffe, Leonid 2011-11-14T11:23:41Z 2011-11-14T11:23:41Z 2010
dc.description.abstract The objective of the study is to investigate the treatment methods of depression in public health care, and to conduct an analysis of the findings referring to a theoretical framework. A secondary objective was finding useful facts about the state of data recording, price formation, significance of outpatient care and others. The research first investigated possible and applicable approaches and metrics. Once they were chosen, they were described. The database of choice was the Ecomed system – a software package developed by Datawell Oy for the purpose of keeping patient records at HUS. The data was extracted from the database, evaluated and an empirical analysis was conducted. The empirical data consisted of an excel worksheet containing non-personal information of patient visits, costs, dates, places and other variables. The research showed that there are distinct patterns in treatment methodologies in terms of the duration of treatment. There are patient groups with treatment durations of 0 days, of up to 30 days, of up to 90 days, of up to 350 days, and of up to 1100 days. The mainly qualitative results show a degree of coherence with the theoretical framework. In addition, practicalfacts about price formation, frequencies of visits and others were shown (useful to the organization, not to the main aim of the study). The study paves way for progress in implementation of modernization projects at the organization. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Patterns in treatment methods of depression: Outpatient care of depression at Jorvi and Peijas hospitals en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi Kauppakorkeakoulu fi School of Economics en
dc.contributor.department Department of Business Technology en
dc.contributor.department Liiketoiminnan teknologian laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword health care
dc.subject.keyword standard treatment
dc.subject.keyword psychiatry
dc.subject.keyword HUS
dc.subject.keyword DRG
dc.subject.keyword depression
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201111181476
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.programme.major Technology Management and Policy en
dc.programme.major Teknologiajohtaminen ja -politiikka fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu tutkielma fi
dc.subject.helecon terveystalous
dc.subject.helecon health economics
dc.subject.helecon terveydenhuolto
dc.subject.helecon health services
dc.subject.helecon mielenterveys
dc.subject.helecon mental health
dc.subject.helecon sairaalat
dc.subject.helecon hospitals
dc.ethesisid 12432 0010-08-11
dc.location P1 I

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