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Table.1 Overview study design modules

From: Evaluation of a flexible and integrative psychiatric care model in a department of child and adolescent psychiatry in Tübingen, Germany: study protocol (EVA_TIBAS)

Module design Intervention Group Control group time frame data outcomes
A Cohort study, retrolective Patients treated between Jan 2018 and Dec 2021 in the KJP of the UKT and insured with the SHI fund AOK Baden-Württemberg; n = ca. 600 Matched patients from up to 10 control hospitals treated between Jan 2018 and Dec 2021 Two years before and one to four years after reference date Anonymized data from SHI fund AOK Baden-Württemberg Duration of inpatient and day care psychiatric treatment, inpatient and day care psychiatric length of stay, outpatient psychiatric treatment in hospital, inpatient hospital readmission, emergency admission rate, direct medical care costs, and cost-effectiveness
B Cohort study, prospective Patients of the KJP of the UKT, insured with the SHI funds AOK Baden-Württemberg or SVLFG and treated within 18-month recruitment phase starting autumn 2021 (baseline); n = ca. 300 Patients from two structurally comparable hospitals (control hospitals) treated within 18-month recruitment phase starting autumn 2021 Baseline starting autumn 2021 and follow-up with 24 months after recruitment patient-reported quantitative data Health-related quality of life, symptom burden, return to psychosocial relationships, treatment satisfaction, societal costs, and cost-effectiveness
C Cross-sectional
C1 Semi-structured Interviews Families of patients being treated in the KJP of the UKT, insured with the SHI fund AOK Baden-Württemberg and treated within 18-month recruitment phase starting autumn 2021 and with social service recommendation; n = ca. 30 NA Between autumn 2021 and spring 2023 Personal telephone interviews Offer and effects of social service, benefit from social service
C2 Focus group UKT & social service personnel NA Spring 2022 Focus group discussion Cooperation between UKT and social service employees
  1. KJP Department of child and adolescent psychiatry, UKT University Hospital Tübingen, SHI Statutory health insurance, reference date First treatment in either intervention or control hospitals between 01 January 2018 and 31 December 2021, n Anticipated number of study participants in each module; NA Not applicable