Early evaluation results from analysis of data on clients served through June 2013 showed the following.
- Hospitalizations were reduced by 71% compared to year prior to entering PREP.
- Hospitalization days were reduced by 73% compared to year prior to entering PREP.
- Emergency Room Visits were reduced by 77% compared to year prior to entering PREP.
- These reductions saved participating counties an estimated $15,450 per participant year.
- And saved clients and families an untold amount of trauma and suffering!
Social Functioning Improved
- 38% of clients were enrolled in school or participating in competitive employment at their first assessment.
- 54% of clients were employed or in school by their second assessment.
- This change was statistically significant but not of the magnitude we are aiming for.
- Clients had a statically significant reduction in positive symptoms (such as hallucinations, bizarre beliefs, unusual behavior)
- Clients had a statistically significant reduction in negative symptoms (such as social isolation, lethargy, etc.)
- Clients showed reductions in the desired direction in disorganized symptoms and depression, but not at a statistically significant level.
Earlier results were published in a poster and presented by Dr. Rachel Loewy of UCSF at the 8th International Conference on Early Psychosis in 2011. You can view her presentation on the IEPA website and also download the poster here Loewy PREP IEPA 2011 poster
In 2011 PREP also published the following paper in the Early Intervention in Psychiatry journal. PREP in EI in Psychiatry 2011