Journal article

Healthcare Costs for People with Serious Mental Illness in England: An Analysis of Costs Across Primary Care, Hospital Care, and Specialist Mental Healthcare

Jemimah Ride, Panagiotis Kasteridis, Nils Gutacker, Maria Jose Aragon Aragon, Rowena Jacobs

Applied Health Economics and Health Policy | SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Serious mental illness (SMI) is a set of disabling conditions associated with poor outcomes and high healthcare utilisation. However, little is known about patterns of utilisation and costs across sectors for people with SMI. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to develop a costing methodology and estimate annual healthcare costs for people with SMI in England across primary and secondary care settings. METHODS: A retrospective observational cohort study was conducted using linked administrative records from primary care, emergency departments, inpatient admissions, and community mental health services, covering financial years 2011/12-2013/14. Costs were calculated using bottom-up costing an..

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