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In-patient costs of agitation and containment in a mental health catchment area

Serrano-Blanco, Antoni; Rubio-Valera, Maria; Aznar-Lou, Ignacio; Baladón Higuera, Luisa; Gilbert, Karina; Gracia Canales, Alfredo; Kaskens, Lisette; Miguel Ortiz, José; Salvador-Carulla, Luis


Background There is a scarce number of studies on the cost of agitation and containment interventions and their results are still inconclusive. We aimed to calculate the economic consequences of agitation events in an in-patient psychiatric facility providing care for an urban catchment area. Methods A mixed approach combining secondary analysis of clinical databases, surveys and expert knowledge was used to model the 2013 direct costs of agitation and containment events for adult...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1186/s12888-017-1373-4


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