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Economic impact of personality disorders in UK primary care attenders

Rendu, Alison, Moran, Paul, Patel, Anita, Knapp, Martin ORCID: 0000-0003-1427-0215 and Mann, Anthony (2002) Economic impact of personality disorders in UK primary care attenders. British Journal of Psychiatry, 181 (1). pp. 62-66. ISSN 0007-1250

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Identification Number: 10.1192/bjp.181.1.62

Abstract

Background: The economic impact of personality disorders on UK health services is unknown. Aims: To test the hypothesis that people with personality disorders have higher mean health and non-health costs compared with those without personality disorders. Method: Prospective cohort study design. A total of 303 general practice attenders were followed-up I year after they had been assessed for the presence of personality disorders. Costs were estimated in £ sterling at 1999 price levels. Results: The mean total cost for patients with personality disorders was £3094 (s.d.=5324) compared with £1633 (s.d.=3779) for those without personality disorders. Personality disorders were not independently associated with increased costs. Multivariate analyses identified the presence of a significant interaction between personality disorders and common mental disorders and increased total costs (coefficient=499, 95% CI 180.1-626.2, P=0.002). Conclusions: Personality disorders are not independently associated with increased costs. An interaction between personality disorders and common mental disorders significantly predicts increased total costs.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://bjp.rcpsych.org
Additional Information: © 2002 Royal College of Psychiatrists
Divisions: Social Policy
Personal Social Services Research Unit
LSE Health
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
JEL classification: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I12 - Health Production: Nutrition, Mortality, Morbidity, Suicide, Substance Abuse and Addiction, Disability, and Economic Behavior
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Research centres and groups > NIHR School for Social Care Research
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2008 13:14
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2021 01:57
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/18126

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