Investing in recovery
Making the business case for effective interventions for people with schizophrenia and psychosis
Martin Knapp, Alison Andrew, David McDaid, Valentina Iemmi, Paul McCrone, A-La Park, Michael Parsonage, Jed Boardman, Geoff Shepherd
15 April 2014
Spending on services for people with psychosis is currently skewed towards the more expensive parts of the system, at £350 average cost per day for inpatient care compared with £13 per day in some community settings.
This report provides the most up-to-date economic evidence to support the business case for investment in effective, recovery-focused services. Drawing on a wide range of data, evidence for the cost-effectiveness of these recovery-focused interventions is set out:
- Early Detection (ED) services
- Early Intervention (EI) teams
- Individual Placement and Support (IPS)
- Family therapy
- Criminal justice liaison and diversion
- Physical health promotion, including health behaviours
- Supported housing
- Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment (CRHT) teams
- Crisis houses
- Peer support
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Anti-stigma and discrimination campaigns
- Personal Budgets (PBs)
- Welfare advice
Audience: local and national commissioners
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