Table 3

Consumption of health care services
Type of resource From −90 days to enrolment (N = 637) From enrolment to follow-up examination1 (N = 614) From follow-up examination 1 to 2 (N = 603) From follow-up examination 2 to 3 (N = 587)
Psychotherapy
Any type
- Proportion of patients 24.3% 22.8% 20.9% 17.4%
- No. sessions/pat-month, Mean (min-max) 1.7 (0.0-48.0) 1.6 (0.0-51.4) 1.6 (0.0-69.5) 1.3 (0–129.3)
Individual, group, familiar psychotherapy
- Proportion of patients 15.9% 14.0% 12.6% 12.1%
- No. sessions/pat-month, Mean (min- max) 0.7 (0.0-48.0) 0.5 (0.0-51.4) 0.6 (0.0-68.6) 0.5 (0.0-62.6)
Structured psychosocial rehabilitation group
- Proportion of patients 6.8% 7.0% 6.6% 2.7%
- No. sessions/pat-month, Mean (min-max) 0.6 (0.0-25.7) 0.5 (0.0-20.3) 0.5 (0.0-27.5) 0.4 (0.0-66.7)
Day center
- Proportion of patients 4.9% 5.9% 5.5% 4.8%
- No. sessions/pat-month, Mean (min-max) 0.5 (0.0-24.0) 0.5 (0.0-22.9) 0.5 (0.0-23.5) 0.4 (0.0-24.1)
Residential care units
Proportion of patients 1.7% 2.0% 2.5% 2.7%
- No. any accesses 15 13 15 20
- No. accesses for symptom relapse 6 6 8 6
- No. days/pat-month, Mean (min-max) 0.25 (0–28.0) 0.32 (0–28.2) 0.53 (0–29.7) 0.6 (0.0-29.8)
Hospital admissions (full day or day hospital)
- Proportion of patients for any reason 11.9% 7.2% 6.6% 8.4%
- No. admissions/pat-month, Mean (min-max) 0.05 (0.0-1.7) 0.03 (0.0-1.0) 0.03 (0.0-2.5) 0.02 (0.0-1.3)
- Proportion of patients for symptom relapse 9.7% 4.7% 4.2% 6.5%
- No. admissions/pat-month, Mean (min-max) 0.03 (0.0-1.0) 0.02 (0.0-1.0) 0.02 (0.0-0.9) 0.01 (0.0-0.7)
Nurse home visits
- Proportion of patients 7.4% 7.2% 5.1% 4.6%
- No. visits/pat-month, Mean (min-max) 0.6 (0.0-60.0) 0.2 (0.0-64.3) 0.1 (0.0-7.8) 0.1 (0.0-8.3)
Specialist examinations*
- Proportion of patients 9.8% 11.7% 12.3% 16.2%
- No. examinations/pat-month, Mean (min-max) 0.1 (0.0-23.3) 0.1 (0.0-4.5) 0.9 (0.0-3.6) 0.1 (0.0-11.9)
Diagnostic tests**
- Proportion of patients 29.0% 25.2% 24.2% 35.8%
- No. tests/pat-month, Mean (min-max) 1.4 (0.0-40.0) 1.0 (0.0-23.0) 1.0 (0.0-18.0) 1.8 (0.0-27.7)

* More often psychiatrist, cardiologist, neurologist, gynaecologist or dietician. ** Blood tests and/or instrumental tests.

Cortesi et al.

Cortesi et al. BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:98   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-13-98

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