Estimating the economic costs of schizophrenia.

  title={Estimating the economic costs of schizophrenia.},
  author={Wayne Hall and Gerald Goldstein and Gavin Andrews and Helen Lapsley and Rainer Bartels and Derrick M. Silove},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  volume={11 4},
The economic costs of schizophrenia in New South Wales, Australia, were estimated using an incidence-based approach. The incidence of the disease was obtained from a case register. Direct treatment costs were calculated from length of stay data, the probability of readmission, and a direct costing of inpatient and outpatient care. Indirect costs were calculated from tables of average weekly earnings and work-force participation rates modified for the expected types of outcome. The prodrome was… CONTINUE READING

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