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For persons with impairments and certain illnesses the use of service dogs may have positive effect. The effects of using these dogs to assist in every day life need to be studied further.The aim of the study was to assess how health care consumption was effected by using certified service dogs and to study the cost-effectiveness of having a certified service dog.
This is an exploratory before and after study with the aim to study how health care consumption was effected by using certified service dogs and to study the cost-effectiveness of having a certified service dog. Data was collected before the education of the dog started and the follow-up was made three months after completion of the education. Data was collected on Health care consumption and outcomes in terms Health related quality of life and Health outcomes.
Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-09-04T22:02:21-0400
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Method of charging whereby a physician or other practitioner bills for each encounter or service rendered. In addition to physicians, other health care professionals are reimbursed via this mechanism. Fee-for-service plans contrast with salary, per capita, and prepayment systems, where the payment does not change with the number of services actually used or if none are used. (From Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)
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Professionals skilled at diagnostic testing of hearing, HEARING IMPAIRMENT, and CORRECTION OF HEARING IMPAIRMENT by non-medical or non-surgical means.
Costs which are directly identifiable with a particular service.
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