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Risperdal Consta and Health Care Utilization in Patients With Schizophrenia

Information source: Emory University
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
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Condition(s) targeted: Schizophrenia; Schizoaffective Disorder

Intervention: Risperdal Consta (Drug)

Phase: Phase 4

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: Emory University

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Dragana Bugarski-Kirola, MD, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Emory University


The purpose of this study is to determine if Risperdal Consta will affect the healthcare utilization costs in chronically ill schizophrenic patients with multiple admissions to the psychiatric hospital compared to the previous utilization costs under standard oral treatment of any atypical antipsychotic. We hypothesize that higher Risperdal Consta acquisition costs can be offset by reduction in total medical utilization costs, such as hospitalizations, ER visits, unscheduled outpatient visits or incarcerations due to worsening of psychotic symptoms.

Clinical Details

Official title: The Effects of Risperdal Consta on Health Care Utilization Costs in Chronically Ill Schizophrenic Patients

Study design: Allocation: Non-Randomized, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: 55 Years. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Primary diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder

- 4 or more admissions to psychiatric hospital in past year, OR minimum of 2 hospital

admissions and at least 2 incarcerations in the previous year

- Medicaid recipient

- Patients requiring concomitant non-antipsychotic psychotropic medication (mood

stabilizing, antidepressants, anxiolytics) Exclusion Criteria:

- Past or current psychiatric disorder, other than schizophrenia or schizoaffective


- Drug or alcohol dependence

- Serious, unstable medical illness or any acute medical condition

- Pregnant or lactating females

- Prior Risperdal Consta treatment

- Non-English speaking

Locations and Contacts

Grady Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Additional Information

Starting date: December 2005
Last updated: September 23, 2014

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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