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Clubhouse costs and implications for policy analysis in the context of system transformation initiatives.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18840568     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Documenting service costs is important for psychiatric rehabilitation programs to make persuasive arguments to policymakers/funders about their role in system transformation efforts. The purpose of this study was to report program costs, annual costs per member, and costs per day over three years (2003-2006) for 29 clubhouses that are part of the Pennsylvania Clubhouse Coalition (PCC). METHODS: This study utilized data elements that are submitted annually by coalition members to the Pennsylvania Clubhouse Coalition. RESULTS: Our results indicate that clubhouses play a substantial role in the Pennsylvania mental health system, providing almost 180,000 units of contact to more than 2,400 people across the state. CONCLUSIONS: Most relevant to Pennsylvania's system transformation is our finding that clubhouse costs are substantially lower than the costs of partial hospital services. Clubhouses are likely serving an important role in lowering costs associated with supporting those who would otherwise utilize partial hospital programs.
Debbie F Plotnick; Mark S Salzer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychiatric rehabilitation journal     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1095-158X     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychiatr Rehabil J     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-08     Completed Date:  2009-01-30     Revised Date:  2010-03-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9601800     Medline TA:  Psychiatr Rehabil J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  128-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Health Policy*
Mental Disorders / economics*,  therapy*
Mental Health Services / economics,  organization & administration*
Program Development / economics*

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