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Day hospital/crisis respite care versus inpatient care, Part II: Service utilization and costs.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American journal of psychiatry
Publication Date
Volume
153
Issue
8
Pages
1074–1083
Identifiers
PMID: 8678177
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The programs were equally effective, but day hospital/crisis respite treatment was less expensive for some patients. Potential cost savings are higher for nonpsychotic patients. Cost differences between the programs are driven by the hospital's relatively higher overhead costs. The roughly equal expenditures for direct service staff costs in the two programs may be an important clue for understanding why these programs provided equally effective acute care.

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