Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2006 Oct;114(4):274-81.

Treatment costs and clinical outcome for first episode schizophrenia patients: a 3-year follow-up of the Swedish "Parachute Project" and two comparison groups.

Author information

1
Department of Psychiatry, R & D Section, Danderyd Hospital, Stockholm.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate "need-specific treatment" of first episode schizophrenia syndrome patients.

METHOD:

Sixty-one consecutive first episode schizophrenia syndrome patients were followed over 3 years. They were compared with a Historical "treatment as usual" group (n = 41) and a Prospective group from a high quality social and biological psychiatry centre (n = 25).

RESULTS:

Symptomatic and functional outcome was significantly better compared with the Historical group and equal with the Prospective group. During the first year, the direct costs for in- and out-patient care per patient in the Parachute project were less than half of those in the Prospective group.

CONCLUSION:

The study confirms the feasibility, clinically and economically, with a large scale application of "need-specific treatments" for first episode psychotic patients.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Wiley
    Loading ...
    Support Center