Economic evaluation of mental health service and treatment initiatives

Healey, A.T. and Knapp, M.R.J. (1998) Economic evaluation of mental health service and treatment initiatives. In: Brooker, C. and Repper, J., eds. Serious Mental Health Problems: Policy, Practice and Research. Balliere Tindall, London, pp. 130-156. ISBN 0 7020 2127 X. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

<p>There are many pressures on mental health care providers and funders which make it imperative that they plan carefully how to achieve the best care and outcomes for users from available resources. Economics can assist in guiding decisions in this difficult area. This chapter focuses on the main modes of economic evaluation - cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit and cost-utility analyses - as they have been set out and applied in the mental health field. Illustrations of classic analyses are provided. The chapter then considers three methodological developments that are required in this field: tackling the principles of coosting, and then applying them in practice; and developing valuations of mental health service outcomes. Discussion questions and further reading suggestions are provided.

Item Type: Book section
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Rosalyn Bass
Date Deposited: 20 May 2011 14:45
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