Intermed Foundation

Vivian Vivian Benítez Hidalgo — 3/07/2013

Other Foundation

The INTERMED method is designed to facilitate integrated patient-oriented health care for complex patients though an action-oriented decision-support tool for clinicians which stimulates interdisciplinary communication. 

 

The INTERMED-method aims to operationalize the bio-psycho-social model of 
disease and to fill the gap between general medical and mental health care. Its 
purpose is to improve healthcares providers awareness of patients integrated health 
risks and needs through its systematic assessment and representation in de 
Complexity Assessment Grid in order to counteract these risks and deliver preventive 
and thereby cost-effective care. The risks are predictive for negative outcomes of 
care. 
The INTERMED is an interview-based instrument to assess case and care 
complexity and allows a quick evaluation of bio-psycho-social health risks and the 
related treatment planning. In the following chapters the core-characteristic of the 
INTERMED-method are described.

The INTERMED-method aims to operationalize the bio-psycho-social model of disease and to fill the gap between general medical and mental health care. Its purpose is to improve healthcares providers awareness of patients integrated health risks and needs through its systematic assessment and representation in de Complexity Assessment Grid in order to counteract these risks and deliver preventive and thereby cost-effective care. The risks are predictive for negative outcomes of care. The INTERMED is an interview-based instrument to assess case and care complexity and allows a quick evaluation of bio-psycho-social health risks and the related treatment planning.

The INTERMED-method aims to operationalize the bio-psycho-social model of disease and to fill the gap between general medical and mental health care. Its purpose is to improve healthcares providers awareness of patients integrated health risks and needs through its systematic assessment and representation in de Complexity Assessment Grid in order to counteract these risks and deliver preventive and thereby cost-effective care. The risks are predictive for negative outcomes of care. The INTERMED is an interview-based instrument to assess case and care complexity and allows a quick evaluation of bio-psycho-social health risks and the related treatment planning. In the following chapters the core-characteristic of the INTERMED-method are described.


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