Role of Non-traditional Acute Care Inpatient Facilities in Florida’s Mental Health System & Relative Effectiveness of Different Antipsychotic Medications in Treating Discharges

About the Project

The study purpose is to describe and compare characteristics and treatment histories of individuals with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder treated in crisis stabilization units (CSUs), short-term residential treatment units (SRTs), and hospitals, and to study the relative effects of different antipsychotic medications on risk of readmission of those individuals after discharge from the CSUs, SRTs, or hospital inpatient units.

Principal Investigator

Timothy Boaz, PhD

Funding Agency

Ortho-McNeil Janssen Scientific Affairs

Award Amount



05/01/2009 - 12/31/2011