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Table 5 Mean 1-year total costs, hospitalization costs and hospitalization parameters for patients with and without specific crisis event categories

From: Costs of treating patients with schizophrenia who have illness-related crisis events

  Patients with event Mean 1-year total mental health cost per patient Mean 1-year cost of psych hospitalization per patient Mean number of days hospitalized Mean number of hospital admissions
  N %     
Hospitalization in previous 6 months       
   Yes 240 15.4 $37,329 ** $23,962 ** 73.3 1.9
   No 1317 84.6 $12,229 $1,175 4.8 0.3
Arrested in previous 6 months       
   Yes 56 3.7 $31,081 * $20,334 * 55.8 1.1
   No 1469 96.3 $15,654 $4,180 14.1 0.5
Violent behavior in previous 4 weeks       
   Yes 62 4.1 $18,778 ** $7,416 ** 29.6 1.3
   No 1463 95.9 $16,113 $4,661 15.1 0.5
Concurrent substance abuse disorder       
   Yes 413 26.5 $19,034 $7,455 25.5 0.7
   No 1144 73.5 $15,038 $3,688 11.7 0.5
Attempted suicide in past 4 weeks       
   Yes 18 1.2 $46,024 ** $30,080 ** 61.8 1.3
   No 1507 98.8 $15,865 $4,471 15.1 0.5
  1. * P < .05; ** P < .01; P values compare non-crisis event group cost ("no") vs. crisis event group cost ("yes") for each event.