- Bibtex: @haga2018
- Bibliography: Haga, E., Aas, E., Grøholt, B., Tørmoen, A. J., & Mehlum, L. (2018). Cost-effectiveness of dialectical behaviour therapy vs. Enhanced usual care in the treatment of adolescents with self-harm. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 12(1), 22. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13034-018-0227-2
- n = 77
- Lifetime Parasuicide Count interview and CGAS were health outcomes
- Costs were therapy sessions, use of other health services, and medication
- DBT-A incurred higher treatment costs €2981 (95% CI -4666 to 10629), the treatment costs for DBT-A were €15850
- €-10787 difference during follow-up, the TAU group had higher costs because of two very long inpatient stays.
- Because of this, DBT-A is associated with higher efficacy and less cost, which is counter intuitive.
“Using self-harm as effect outcome measure, the probability of DBT being cost-effective compared to EUC increased with increasing willingness to pay up to a ceiling of 99.5% (threshold of € 1400), while with CGAS as effect outcome measure, this ceiling was 94.9% (threshold of € 1600).”
Studies have shown that dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is effective in reducing self-harm in adults and adolescents. PDF: haga_2018_cost-effectiveness_of_dialectical_behaviour_therapy_vs._enhanced_usual_care_in.pdf