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Policy impacts of the Australian National Perinatal Depression Initiative: psychiatric admission in the first postnatal year

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posted on 01.05.2019, 00:00 authored by Wang Sheng Lee, Cathy Mihalopoulos, Mary Lou Chatterton, Georgina M Chambers, Nicole Highet, Vera A Morgan, Elizabeth A Sullivan, Marie-Paule Austin
This paper helps to quantify the impact of the Australian National Perinatal Depression Initiative (NPDI) on postnatal inpatient psychiatric hospitalisation. Based on individual hospital admissions data from New South Wales and Western Australia, we found that the NPDI reduced inpatient psychiatric hospital admission by up to 50% [0.9% point reduction (95% CI 0.70-1.22)] in the first postnatal year. The greatest reduction was observed for adjustment disorders. The NPDI appears to be associated with fewer post-birth psychiatric disorders hospital admissions; this suggests earlier detection of psychiatric disorders resulting in early care of women at risk during their perinatal period.

History

Journal

Administration and policy in mental health and mental health services research

Volume

46

Issue

3

Pagination

277 - 287

Publisher

Springer

Location

New York, N.Y.

ISSN

0894-587X

eISSN

1573-3289

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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