Economic Impact of Early Detection and Early Intervention of Psychosis

Author(s): Lucia R. Valmaggia , Philip K McGuire , Paolo Fusar-Poli , Oliver Howes , Paul McCrone .

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 18 , Issue 4 , 2012


Background: Whilst there is a growing body of evidence relating to the effectiveness of early detection and early intervention services there have been relatively few studies which have provided information on whether they are cost-effective. Aim: The aim of this paper is to review the cost-effectiveness evidence for early detection and early intervention in psychosis. Methods: Full economic evaluations, cost studies, and studies which do not report costs but do provide important resource use information were included in the review. Results: All cost effectiveness analysis to date suggest that it is possible to offer help early in the development of psychosis in a cost effective manner. Conclusions: The potential longer term economic benefits of early detection and early intervention are required.

Keywords: Early detection, early intervention, costs, at risk mental state, psychosis, cognitive therapy group, prodromal symptoms, psychotic symptoms, social psychiatry patients, relapse rate

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Year: 2012
Page: [592 - 595]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/138161212799316145
Price: $58

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