publication . Article . 2017

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; Gibert, Karina; Gracia Canales, Alfredo; Kaskens, Lisette; Ortiz, José Miguel; Salvador-Carulla, Luis;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2017 Journal: volume 17issn: 1471-244X, eissn: 1471-244X, Copyright policy
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
Abstract
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 inpatients with mental disorders in an area of 640,572 adult inhabitants in South Barcelona (Spain). To calculate costs, a seven-step methodology with novel definition of agitation was...
Subjects
free text keywords: Seclusion, Research Article, Combinatòria, Mental health, Psychiatry, Containment, Probabilitats, Combinatorial analysis, :Matemàtiques i estadística::Probabilitat [Àrees temàtiques de la UPC], RC435-571, Violence, Costs, :Matemàtiques i estadística::Estadística aplicada::Estadística biosanitària [Àrees temàtiques de la UPC], :60 Probability theory and stochastic processes::60C05 Combinatorial probability [Classificació AMS], :92 Biology and other natural sciences::92B Mathematical biology in general [Classificació AMS], Aggression, Restraint, Agitation, :Matemàtiques i estadística::Matemàtica discreta::Combinatòria [Àrees temàtiques de la UPC], Biomathematics, In-patient, Biomatemàtica, :05 Combinatorics::05E Algebraic combinatorics [Classificació AMS], Combinatorial probabilities, Health economics
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publication . Article . 2017

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; Gibert, Karina; Gracia Canales, Alfredo; Kaskens, Lisette; Ortiz, José Miguel; Salvador-Carulla, Luis;