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Titolo:
COSTS OF SCHIZOPHRENIA
Autore:
KNAPP M;
Indirizzi:
INST PSYCHIAT LONDON SE5 8AF ENGLAND LONDON SCH ECON LONDON ENGLAND
Titolo Testata:
British Journal of Psychiatry
, volume: 171, anno: 1997,
pagine: 509 - 518
SICI:
0007-1250(1997)171:<509:>2.0.ZU;2-B
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
SERIOUS MENTAL-ILLNESS; RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL; ACUTE PSYCHIATRIC-SERVICES; PROSPECTIVE FOLLOW-UP; HOSPITAL-BASED CARE; HEALTH-CARE; CLOZAPINES COST; ECONOMIC COSTS; RESISTANT SCHIZOPHRENIA; PSYCHOTIC-PATIENTS;
Tipo documento:
Review
Natura:
Periodico
Citazioni:
117
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Citazione:
M. Knapp, "COSTS OF SCHIZOPHRENIA", British Journal of Psychiatry, 171, 1997, pp. 509-518

Abstract

Background Schizophrenia is a common and burdensome illness, with implications not only for the health service but for a host of other careagencies - public and private - as well as for patients, families andthe wider society. Method The paper reviews available UK evidence on the cost of schizophrenia (broadly defined) and on the cost-effectiveness of treatment options and alternative care arrangements. New evidence potentially alters our view of the costs of this illness. Results Aggregating the identifiable direct and indirect costs of schizophreniafor England suggests an annual cost of pound 2.6 billion, but even this sum omits some indirect impacts which cannot currently be costed, Just over half the identified total is accounted for by the direct costs falling to the NHS, local authorities, charities and the criminal justice system, in helping to tackle this cost burden, there is now a body of evidence on cost-effective community care arrangements, antipsychotic drugs and psychological interventions. Conclusions Although the costs of schizophrenia are considerable, there are treatments and carearrangements which can reduce this aggregate burden while maintainingor improving effectiveness.

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