Cost-effectiveness analysis of a home-based social work intervention for children and adolescents who have deliberately poisoned themselves. Results of a randomised controlled trial.

@article{Byford1999CosteffectivenessAO,
  title={Cost-effectiveness analysis of a home-based social work intervention for children and adolescents who have deliberately poisoned themselves. Results of a randomised controlled trial.},
  author={S Byford and Richard Harrington and David J Torgerson and Michael Kerfoot and Ellen Dyer and Val Harrington and Adrine Woodham and Jasdeep Gill and F Mcniven},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1999},
  volume={174},
  pages={
          56-62
        }
}
BACKGROUND Little evidence exists regarding the effectiveness or cost-effectiveness of alternative treatment services in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry. AIMS To assess the cost-effectiveness of a home-based social work intervention for young people who have deliberately poisoned themselves. METHOD Children aged < or = 16 years, referred to child mental health teams with a diagnosis of deliberate self-poisoning were randomly allocated to either routine care (n = 77) or routine… CONTINUE READING