Occupational Therapists: An Environmental Scan of the Economic Literature
Economic evaluation is critical because it examines both costs and outcomes of specific interventions. Occupational therapists, like most practitioners, are interested in providing the highest quality care. Government policy makers are interested in containing and if possible, reducing costs. Rigorous economic evaluation can help to identify interventions that balance health outcomes against health care costs.
The goal of this report is to review the economic literature on occupational therapy services. The report will identify articles that examine both costs and effects of occupational therapy practice.
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The Institute for Work & Health recently completed a systematic review on Economic Evaluation in Occupational Health and Safety. The full report is available on their website at http://www.iwh.on.ca/sys-reviews/a-systematic-review-of-ohs-interventions-with-economic-evaluations .
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