Publication details for Dr David EkersEkers, D., Godfrey, C., Gilbody, S., Parrott, S., Richards, D. A., Hammond, D. & Hayes, A. (2011). Cost utility of Behavioural Activation delivered by the non-specialist. British Journal of Psychiatry 199(6): 510-511.
- Publication type: Journal papers: academic
- ISSN/ISBN: 0007-1250, 1472-1465
- DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.110.090266
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Behavioural activation by non-specialists appears effective in the treatment of depression. We examined incremental cost-effectiveness of behavioural activation (n = 24) v. treatment as usual (n = 23) in a randomised controlled trial. Intention-to-treat analyses indicated a quality-adjusted life-year (QALY) difference in favour of behavioural activation of 0.20 (95% CI 0.01–0.39, P = 0.042), incremental cost-effectiveness ratio of £5756 per QALY and a 97% probability that behavioural activation is more cost-effective at a threshold value of £20 000. Results are promising for dissemination of behavioural activation but require replication in a larger study.