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MST With Conduct Disordered Youth in Sweden: Costs and Benefits After 2 Years

Olsson, Tina LU (2010) In Research on Social Work Practice 20(6). p.561-571
Abstract
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the costs and benefits associated with multisystemic therapy (MST) for conduct disordered youth, 2 years following intake. Methods: The study employed a secondary analysis of 156 youth enrolled in a randomized trial assessing the psychosocial and behavioral outcomes of MST. Results: MST cost on average 105,400 SEK per youth. MST was associated with a direct benefit to participants of 1,000 SEK per youth and positively impacted the use of nonplacement downstream interventions for a benefit of 62,100 SEK per youth. These benefits did not offset the cost of MST. Conclusions: MST was associated with a net loss to society after 2 years of 44,500 SEK per youth.
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randomized, economic analysis, multisystemic therapy (MST), Sweden, conduct disorder, trail
in
Research on Social Work Practice
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20
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6
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561 - 571
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SAGE Publications Inc.
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  • wos:000283054800001
  • scopus:77958189058
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1049-7315
DOI
10.1177/1049731509339028
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English
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  abstract     = {Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the costs and benefits associated with multisystemic therapy (MST) for conduct disordered youth, 2 years following intake. Methods: The study employed a secondary analysis of 156 youth enrolled in a randomized trial assessing the psychosocial and behavioral outcomes of MST. Results: MST cost on average 105,400 SEK per youth. MST was associated with a direct benefit to participants of 1,000 SEK per youth and positively impacted the use of nonplacement downstream interventions for a benefit of 62,100 SEK per youth. These benefits did not offset the cost of MST. Conclusions: MST was associated with a net loss to society after 2 years of 44,500 SEK per youth.},
  author       = {Olsson, Tina},
  issn         = {1049-7315},
  keyword      = {randomized,economic analysis,multisystemic therapy (MST),Sweden,conduct disorder,trail},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {561--571},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Research on Social Work Practice},
  title        = {MST With Conduct Disordered Youth in Sweden: Costs and Benefits After 2 Years},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049731509339028},
  volume       = {20},
  year         = {2010},
}