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Medico-Economic Evaluation of the Management of Mental Disorders in Public Psychiatric Hospitals in Cote d'ivoire

Economic evaluation is becoming an increasingly important part of public health decision- making. It is useful for rationalising the allocation of available resources in order to maintain a quality health care system that is accessible to all. The economic costs of mental illness are a barrier to access to quality psychiatric care. This study aims to determine the average annual cost of mental disorders in public psychiatric hospitals in Côte d'Ivoire. This descriptive cross- sectional study focused on 100 patients over 15 years of age with psychiatric pathologies who had at least one psychiatric hospitalisation in the two psychiatric hospitals of the country, namely Bouaké and Bingerville. The study showed that the caretakers were parents (77%) with an average monthly income of 185,000 CFA francs and were working in the informal sector (43%). The most frequent diagnosis was acute psychotic disorders and related disorders (51%) and antipsychotics were the most commonly used, including the combination of Haloperidol and Chlorpromazine. The average annual cost per patient was estimated at 303,132.77 FCFA and 523,059.88 FCFA respectively in Bouaké and Bingerville. It is essential that policies look at subsidising mental health care in order to alleviate the economic burden of people living with mental illness.

Medico-Economic Evaluation, Mental Illness, Affordability, Cost of Illness

APA Style

Djo Bi Djo, F., Medard Koua, A., Amandine Stéphanie Adjossan, M., Dimitri-Kevin Koffi, D., Désiré Konandri, E., et al. (2023). Medico-Economic Evaluation of the Management of Mental Disorders in Public Psychiatric Hospitals in Cote d'ivoire. American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 11(4), 94-99.

ACS Style

Djo Bi Djo, F.; Medard Koua, A.; Amandine Stéphanie Adjossan, M.; Dimitri-Kevin Koffi, D.; Désiré Konandri, E., et al. Medico-Economic Evaluation of the Management of Mental Disorders in Public Psychiatric Hospitals in Cote d'ivoire. Am. J. Psychiatry Neurosci. 2023, 11(4), 94-99. doi: 10.11648/j.ajpn.20231104.14

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Djo Bi Djo F, Medard Koua A, Amandine Stéphanie Adjossan M, Dimitri-Kevin Koffi D, Désiré Konandri E, et al. Medico-Economic Evaluation of the Management of Mental Disorders in Public Psychiatric Hospitals in Cote d'ivoire. Am J Psychiatry Neurosci. 2023;11(4):94-99. doi: 10.11648/j.ajpn.20231104.14

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