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Outcomes post-discharge from an early intervention in psychosis service ; a comparison to treatment as usual.

Dodgson, G. and Ross, L. and Tiffin, P. A. and Mitford, E. and Brabban, A. (2012) 'Outcomes post-discharge from an early intervention in psychosis service ; a comparison to treatment as usual.', Journal of early intervention in psychiatry., 6 (4). pp. 465-468.


Aim: To investigate the effectiveness of an early intervention in psychosis (EIP) service on engagement and hospital bed usage, post-discharge. A secondary aim was to identify if there was a subgroup of patients with ‘poor outcomes’. Method: A naturalistic study comparing engagement and hospital bed day usage of individuals who received treatment from an EIP service (n = 75) with those who presented before the service was established (n = 113). Results: The EIP service demonstrated better engagement with service users in year 5 (P = 0.001). No significant differences were observed on hospital bed day usage. When ‘poor outcome’ cases were removed, a trend towards lower bed usage in EIP services emerged (P = 0.139). Conclusion: EIP services improve engagement with service users. There was not a significant reduction in hospital bed usage. However, advantages could be masked by a relatively small number of individuals with ‘poor outcomes’

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Keywords:Early intervention, Engagement, First-episode psychosis, High bed consumer, Hospital admission.
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Record Created:10 May 2012 16:05
Last Modified:21 Feb 2013 12:25

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