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  1. Psychotherapy with borderline patients : II. A preliminary cost benefit study.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective 

    The aim of this study was to conduct a preliminary cost benefit study of the effect of outpatient psychotherapy, twice a week for 1 year, in 30 borderline patients.

    Method 

    Costs to the health system in terms of inpatient care for the year before treatment were compared with the costs for the year following treatment.

    Results 

    The cost of hospital admissions for the 30 patients for the year before treatment was $684 346 (range=$0-$143 756/patient).

    The cost of hospital admissions for the year after treatment was $41 424 (range=$0-$12 333/patient).

    These figures represent an average decrease in costs per patient of $21 431.

    By using the schedule fee as the basis, the estimated cost of therapy per patient was approximately $13 000, representing a saving/patient of $8431 or approximately $250 000 over the total cohort in the first year after treatment.

    Conclusion 

    This study suggests that there is a significant cost benefit in the appropriate treatment of borderline patients.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Borderline état limite, Traitement, Milieu hospitalier, Psychothérapie, Analyse coût, Economie santé, Admission hôpital, Etude comparative, Etude longitudinale, Santé mentale, Homme, Trouble personnalité

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Borderline, Treatment, Hospital environment, Psychotherapy, Cost analysis, Health economy, Hospital admission, Comparative study, Follow up study, Mental health, Human, Personality disorder

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0433630

    Code Inist : 002B18I05A. Création : 22/03/2000.