Cost implications of treatment non-completion in a forensic personality disorder service

East MidlandsMental Health
Published Date: 1 Mar 2015

Cost implications of treatment non-completion in a forensic personality disorder service

Who needs to know?
People with personality disorders in secureforensic care.

What have we found?
• In the 10 years after discharge from a medium secure forensic unit, personality disordered offenders who did not complete treatment incurred, on average, £144,130 more in costs to the NHS and criminal justice
system than did treatment completers.
• Improving treatment engagement could reduce the rate of non-completion, reduce costs, and improve outcomes.