The costs of community-based psychiatric care for first-ever patients. A case register study.

@article{Amaddeo1998TheCO,
  title={The costs of community-based psychiatric care for first-ever patients. A case register study.},
  author={Francesco Amaddeo and Jennifer K Beecham and Paola Bonizzato and Andrew Fenyo and Michele Tansella and Martin Knapp},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={173-83}
}
BACKGROUND Analysing costs measures in conjunction with psychiatric case register (PCR) data can provide important epidemiologically-based information on resource utilization. Costing the service use patterns of first-ever patients can indicate the shape and likely resource consequences for mental health services operating within a community-based system of care. METHODS Yearly costs were calculated for the 299 first-ever patients and 768 longer-term patients who contacted the South-Verona… CONTINUE READING