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

journal contribution
posted on 01.03.2007, 00:00 authored by Cathy Mihalopoulos, M Sanders, K Turner, M Murphy-Brennan, Rob CarterRob Carter
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.

History

Journal

Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry

Volume

41

Issue

3

Pagination

239 - 246

Publisher

Informa Healthcare

Location

Melbourne, Vic.

ISSN

0004-8674

eISSN

1440-1614

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2007, The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists