Journal article

Cost-effectiveness of internet-based cognitive-behavioural therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Debra Osborne, Denny Meyer, Richard Moulding, Michael Kyrios, Eleanor Bailey, Maja Nedeljkovic

Internet Interventions | Published : 2019

Abstract

Economic analyses of treatments for OCD have been limited. This study analysed the comparative economic benefits and costs of an internet-based CBT (iCBT) relative to internet-based progressive relaxation therapy (iPRT) control. These were benchmarked against current estimates for face-to-face CBT (ffCBT) sourced from literature. The benefits to society of providing increased access to treatment was assessed using a cost-benefit analysis based upon productivity gains arising from treatment. Identification of the most cost-effective treatment amongst the three treatments was assessed using a cost-effectiveness analysis based upon both effectiveness as measured by the Yale-Brown Obsessive Comp..

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