Does the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program provide value for money?

Mihalopoulos, Cathrine, Sanders, Matthew, Turner, Karen, Murphy-Brennan, Majella and Carter, Rob 2007, Does the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program provide value for money?, Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry, vol. 41, no. 3, pp. 239-246.

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Title Does the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program provide value for money?
Author(s) Mihalopoulos, Cathrine
Sanders, Matthew
Turner, Karen
Murphy-Brennan, Majella
Carter, Rob
Journal name Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry
Volume number 41
Issue number 3
Start page 239
End page 246
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2007-03
ISSN 0004-8674
1440-1614
Keyword(s) conduct disorder
cost-effectiveness
early intervention
parenting
Summary Objective: The aim of the present study was to investigate the economic case for the implementation of the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program on a population basis in Queensland, Australia, in order to reduce the prevalence of conduct disorder in children. Method: Threshold analysis was undertaken together with a limited cost-effectiveness analysis. Results: The Triple P-Positive Parenting Program is a dominant intervention; that is, it costs less than the amount it saves, until the reduction in prevalence falls below 7% where net costs become positive. Conclusions: Triple P is likely to be a worthwhile use of limited health funds. The economic case is promising, but further research is required to confirm the study results.
Language eng
Field of Research 140208 Health Economics
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007639

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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