The cost of relapse in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.

@article{Fitzgerald2009TheCO,
  title={The cost of relapse in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.},
  author={Paul B. Fitzgerald and Anthony de Castella and Dinesh Arya and W. Robert Simons and Andrew Eggleston and Sharon Meere and Jayashari Kulkarni},
  journal={Australasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists},
  year={2009},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={
          265-72
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to quantify the costs and resource utilization associated with a relapse of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. METHODS The study comprised a retrospective audit of data from 200 patients diagnosed with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder who were admitted to hospital for a relapse of their disorder in two mental health services in Australia between 1 June 2001 and 31 May 2002. Resource use and costing data were collected for 12 months before… CONTINUE READING
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