We examined whether frequency of attendance at the B’More Clubhouse was associated with lower mental health care costs in the Medicaid database, and whether members in the B’More Clubhouse (n = 30) would have lower mental health care costs compared with a set of matched controls from the same claims database (n = 150). Participants who attended the Clubhouse 3 days or more per week had mean 1-year mental health care costs of US $5697, compared to $14,765 for those who attended less often. B’More Clubhouse members had significantly lower annual total mental health care costs than the matched comparison group ($10,391 vs. $15,511; p <0.0001). Membership in the B’More Clubhouse is associated with a substantial beneficial influence on health care costs.
- Mental health
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Psychiatry and Mental health
- Health(social science)