An economic evaluation of the parent-child assistance program for preventing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Alberta, Canada.


Abstract: Parent-Child Assistance Program (P-CAP) is a 3-year home visitation/harm reduction intervention to prevent alcohol exposed births, thereby births with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, among high-risk women. This article used a decision analytic modeling technique to estimate the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio and the net monetary benefit of the P-CAP within the Alberta Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Service Networks in Canada. The results indicate that the P-CAP is cost-effective and support placing a high priority not only on reducing alcohol use during pregnancy, but also on providing effective contraceptive measures when a program is launched.

Publication Type: Journal Articles

Year of Publication: 2015

Topics: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), Prevention

Authors: Thanh Nguyen, Egon Jonsson, Jessica Moffatt, Liz Dennett, Anderson Chuck, Shelley Birchard

ISSN: 0894-587X

ISSN (online): 1573-3289

Journal Title: Administration and Policy in Mental Health

Volume: 42

Issue: 1

Pages: 10-18