Delivering a Healthy WA
WA Centre for Mental Health Policy Research

Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) – Long-Term Treatment Outcomes in Early Psychosis Specialist Services Evaluation

The aim of this study is to evaluate whether people treated in specialist Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) programs have better short and long term outcomes than those in standard treatment and whether diagnosis or the model of EIP program impacts on outcomes.

This is a longitudinal, naturalistic study with up to 10 years of data on a cohort of patients from the Bentley and Rockingham/Kwinana specialist EIP services and a matched comparison control group of patients who received standard treatment in generic mental health services. The study employs a retrospective design comparing main outcome measures including psychiatric admissions, time to re-admission, service use and death.

This is a partnership study between the Western Australian Centre for Mental Health Policy Research, the University of Western Australia, South Metropolitan Area Health Service and North Metropolitan Area Health Service and is funded by the Mental Health Commission.