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Inpatient treatment in child and adolescent psychiatry – a prospective study of health gain and costs

Green, Jonathan, Jacobs, Brian, Beecham, Jennifer, Dunn, Graham, Kroll, Leo, Tobias, Catherine, Briskman, Jackie (2007) Inpatient treatment in child and adolescent psychiatry – a prospective study of health gain and costs. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 48 (12). pp. 1259-1267. ISSN 0021-9630. (doi:10.1111/j.1469-7610.2007.01802.x) (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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Abstract

Background: Inpatient treatment is a complex intervention for the most serious mental health disorders

Previous studies have been criticised for methodological weaknesses. Methods: A prospective cohort

after discharge. Patients acted as their own controls. Outcome measurement was the clinician-rated

teacher-rated symptomatology. Results: We found a significant (p < .001) and clinically meaningful

was sustained at 1 year follow-up. Comparatively, during the mean 16.4 week pre-admission period

(p < .001, effect size 1.25), as did teacher- and parent-rated symptoms. Improvement was found across

independently predicted better outcome. Mean cost of admission was £24,100; pre-admission and postdischarge

sustained health gain across a range of diagnoses. Lack of intensive outpatient-treatment alternatives

strongest indication to date of the positive impact of admission for complex mental health problems in

young people. Keywords: Child, adolescent, psychiatry, inpatient, outcomes, costs.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.2007.01802.x
Additional information: "The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com"
Uncontrolled keywords: Child • adolescent • psychiatry • inpatient • outcomes • costs
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: R. Bass
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2008 13:40 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:00 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/2816 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Beecham, Jennifer: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5147-3383
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