Cost benefits for society achieved within one year

Evidence
Scientific research in the field of cost-benefit for society indicates that the introduction and use of cognitive tools for people with psychological disability results in a significant benefit for both society at large, and for the municipality, county council and state, as well as for the users themselves. 

The benefit for society, county council and municipalities is achieved within just one year of making the investment. Over a 5-year period, society would benefit to the tune of SEK 146,000 per user.  

The cost-benefit assessments have been based on both a cost-benefit perspective and from an income and income-increasing perspective resulting from:

To these more quantifiable effects must also be added a number of other consequences of the tools, which will also have direct economic consequences such as:

  • A reduced burden on the healthcare system
  • Fewer visits to emergency mental health clinics
  • Reduced need for medication
  • Less need for special accommodation

Last but not least, the effects in terms of health economics must also be considered. The use of aids leads to improved self-esteem, a greater sense of confidence and an improved quality of life for users.

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Sources
The findings are based on 4 research studies involving 447 participants, students, adults with cognitive disabilities, experts, pedagogues and clinical staff. 
Alwin 2008, Dahlberg 2010, Nilsson Lundmark 2013, Lindstedt 2013 and Pettersson 2008.