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Variations in the costs of child and adolescent psychiatric inpatient units

Beecham, Jennifer, Chisholm, Daniel, O'Herlihy, Anne, Astin, Jack (2003) Variations in the costs of child and adolescent psychiatric inpatient units. British Journal of Psychiatry, 183 (3). pp. 220-225. ISSN 0007-1250. (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) (KAR id:764)

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Abstract

Background Child and adolescent in-patient care is a highly specialised service, ideally requiring planning at a national level, but there are no routine data collections specifically for these services.

Conclusions Child and adolescent psychiatric in-patient units are an expensive resource, with personnel absorbing two-thirds of the total costs. Costs per in-patient day vary fourfold and the exploration of cost variations can inform commissioning strategies.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: The Department of Health funded the study. There were no competing interests.
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Samantha Osborne
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:28 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:00 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/764 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Beecham, Jennifer: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5147-3383
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