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Table 2 Characteristics of the German cost study[51]

From: A prevalence-based approach to societal costs occurring in consequence of child abuse and neglect

  Study characteristics
Study type Cost-benefit-analysis
Objective Assessment of cost and benefit of an Early Family Assistance Program
Methods One prevention scenario versus four scenarios under the assumption of early child endangerment (child abuse and neglect fall within this definition)
Case scenarios based on literature and expert knowledge
Costs modeled on the basis of available data, supplemented by literature
Cost year 2008
Cost types Healthcare services, social services, educational services and losses in productivity (due to low professional qualification, unemployment and occupational disability)
Direct Costs Different types of educational family/parent support and foster care
Indirect Costs Treatment of trauma-related disorders, educational services and productivity losses