CHA News Article

Team-Based Treatment for First Episode Psychosis Found to be High Value

New analysis from a mental health care study shows that “coordinated specialty care” (CSC) for young people with first episode psychosis is more cost-effective than typical community care. According to the study, the team-based CSC approach has modestly higher costs than typical care but produces better clinical and quality-of-life outcomes, making the CSC treatment program a better value. The study is part of the Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode initiative, also funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.