The impact of psychiatric genetic counselling on the frequency and duration of psychiatric hospitalizations: A PopDataBC Study

Project number: 
Approval date: 
Monday, October 21, 2019
Principal Investigator: 
University of British Columbia (UBC)
Funding Agency: 
Not Available
Datasets requested: 
Mental Health (BC Ministry of Health)
Hospital Separations (BC Ministry of Health)
PharmaCare (BC Ministry of Health)
Consolidation file (BC Ministry of Health)
Deaths (BC Vital Statistics Agency)
Consolidation - demographic (Ministry of Health)
Research objective: 

A) Is psychiatric genetic counseling associated with a reduction in the number of hospitalization for mental-health related conditions?

B) We will test the following hypotheses:
1) Compared to the year prior to a genetic counseling appointment, the: a) frequency and b) duration of mental health-related hospital visits is reduced in the year following receipt of psychiatric genetic counseling.

2) In the same time frame (Jan 2005 Aug 2017) people with a psychiatric disorder who have received genetic counseling will have a reduced number of hospital admissions compared to those who have a psychiatric disorder and have not received genetic counseling.

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