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Cost-offset following specialist treatment of severe personality disorders

  • B. M. Dolan, F. M. Warren, D. Menzies and K. Norton (a1) (a2)
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Service usage of 24 patients with a personality disorder was established for one year pre-treatment and one year post-treatment via a prospective survey of the patients, their original referrer and their general practitioner. The average annual cost of psychiatric and prison services (calculated from extra-contractual referrals (ECR) tariffs and Home Office data) was £13 966 pre-treatment compared to £1306 post-treatment, representing a cost-offset of £12 658 per patient per year. The average cost of the specialist admission was £25 641. Thus the cost to the Nation for treating these personality disordered patients in a tertiary treatment resource would be recouped within two years and represent a saving thereafter.

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This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Correspondence: Dr Bridget Dolan, Henderson Hospital, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5LT
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Cost-offset following specialist treatment of severe personality disorders

  • B. M. Dolan, F. M. Warren, D. Menzies and K. Norton (a1) (a2)
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