Treatment outcomes for eating disorders in Sweden: data from the national quality registry

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Treatments outcomes for eating disorders in Sweden

The quality registry Riksät reports on 2600 patients treated annually for eating disorders. The number of patient free of symptoms has decreases from one in five to one in seven. Because the patients are not followed up, outcomes in the long term are unknown.

But the results in Riksät have been publicized as showing that “half or more than half of all patients are free of a diagnosis after treatment” and that “70% are cured”, misleading the public and policy makers.

Outcomes at the Mandometer Clinics are the best in Riksät and the published outcomes, including five years of follow-up, are better than the published outcomes from clinics in other countries.

Per Södersten, Ulf Brodin, Jennie Sjöberg, Modjtaba Zandian, Cecilia Bergh
BMJ Open 2019;9:e024179.  doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024179

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