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Collecting service use data for economic evaluation in DSPD populations: Development of the Secure Facilities Service use Schedule

  • Barbara Barrett (a1) and Sarah Byford (a1)

Abstract

Background

Economic evaluation of the Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder Programme is essential to ensure value for money. The collection of individual-level service use information is crucial to any such evaluation, but the best way to collect these data in secure facilities is unclear.

Aims

To develop a method for the collection of individual-level service use information for prisoners/patients in secure facilities.

Methods

Services provided within secure facilities were identified through examination of facility and policy literature, and discussions with managerial and clinical staff. Appropriate methods of measuring the quantities of services used were then explored and a new research tool capable of capturing all relevant services was developed and pilot tested.

Results

The Secure Facilities Service Use Schedule (SF–SUS) records service use information from records and is capable of capturing data on the use of all individual-level services provided within a secure facility plus external services commonly accessed by occupants.

Discussion

The SF–SUS is able to collect meaningful individual-level service use information for the economic evaluation of services provided within secure facilities.

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Corresponding author

Barbara Barrett, Centre for the Economics of Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, Box PO24, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK. Email: b.barrett@iop.kcl.ac.uk

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None. Funding detailed in Acknowledgements.

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Collecting service use data for economic evaluation in DSPD populations: Development of the Secure Facilities Service use Schedule

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