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OBJECTIVE The 2010 Survey of High Impact Psychosis (SHIP) is Australia's second national psychosis survey. This paper provides an overview of its findings, including comparisons with the first psychosis survey and general population data. METHODS The survey covered 1.5 million people aged 18-64 years, approximately 10% of Australians in this age group. A(More)
BACKGROUND There are insufficient data from nationwide surveys on the prevalence of specific psychotic disorders and associated co-morbidities. METHOD The 2010 Australian national psychosis survey used a two-phase design to draw a representative sample of adults aged 18-64 years with psychotic disorders in contact with public treatment services from an(More)
BACKGROUND Predictors of the costs of psychosis have received insufficient research attention, particularly factors associated with indirect costs. AIMS To identify the predictors of direct mental health care costs and indirect or time-loss costs in psychotic disorders and to discuss their implications for future interventions. METHOD Structured(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent generalized cost-effectiveness analyses contrasting schizophrenia with high prevalence mental disorders have noted a need to investigate the mechanisms by which the tensions between equity and efficiency can be reconciled and inform priority setting in resource allocation. This paper explores and illustrates some possible strategies for(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the costs associated with the treatment and care of persons with psychosis in Australia based on data from the Low Prevalence Disorders Study (LPDS), and to identify areas where there is potential for more efficient use of existing health care resources. METHOD The LPDS was a one-month census-based survey of people with psychotic(More)
OBJECTIVE Participation in mainstream education and employment facilitates both the recovery and the social inclusion of people with psychotic disorders. As part of the second Australian survey of psychosis, we assessed labour force activity and participation in formal education among working age adults with psychotic disorders. METHOD Data were drawn(More)
The literature that is relevant to evaluation of treatment effectiveness is large, scattered and difficult to assemble for appraisal. This scoping review first develops a conceptual framework to help organize the field, and second, uses the framework to appraise early psychosis intervention (EPI) studies. Literature searches were used to identify(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the annual costs of psychosis in Australia from societal and government perspectives and assess whether average costs per person differ by principal service provider at time of census. METHODS Costs of psychosis encompassing health sector costs, other sector costs, and productivity losses were assessed for 2010 using a(More)
OBJECTIVE This commentary reviews current expenditure on psychosis in Australia, identifies discretionary expenditure that could be used more efficiently, discusses the factors influencing resource allocation and intervention selection decisions, and suggests priorities for change. METHOD Cost-of-illness findings from the Low Prevalence Disorders Study(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess differences in costs of psychosis between the first and second Australian national surveys of psychosis and examine them in light of policy developments. METHOD Cost differences due to changes in resource use and/or real price rises were assessed by minimizing differences in recruitment and costing methodologies between the two(More)