Cost-effectiveness evaluation of compliance therapy for people with psychosis

Healey, Andrew T. and Knapp, Martin R J. and Astin, Jack and Beecham, Jennifer and Kemp, R. and Kirov, G. and David, Alessia (1998) Cost-effectiveness evaluation of compliance therapy for people with psychosis. British Journal of Psychiatry, 172 (5). pp. 420-424. ISSN 0007-1250 (Print) 1472-1465 (Online). (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Background Non-compliance rates with antipsychotic medication can be high. and the personal and societal costs are considerable. A new psychological intervention. compliance therapy seeks to improve compliance and patient outcomes and reduce treatment costs. Method A randomised controlled study examined the cost-effectiveness of compliance therapy compared to nonspecific counselling over 18 months for 74 people with psychosis admitted as inpatients at the Maudsley Hospital. Bivariate and multivariate analyses were conducted to test for differences and to explore inter-patient cost variations. Results Compliance therapy is more effective and is no more expensive. Consequently, compliance therapy is more cost-effective than non-specific counselling at six, 12 and 18 months. Conclusions There are compliance, outcome and cost-effectiveness arguments in favour of compliance therapy in preference to non-specific counselling.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Schizophrenia
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
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Date Deposited: 21 May 2011 01:35
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