Economics and ethics in mental health care: traditions and trade-offs

Chisholm, C. and Stewart, A. (1998) Economics and ethics in mental health care: traditions and trade-offs. Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, 1 . pp. 55-62. ISSN 1091-4358 (Print) 1099-176X (Online). (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Both economic and ethical perspectives are exerting increasing influence on all levels of mental health practice and policy;<p><p>yet there is little discussion how these two different perspectives are integrated and reconciled. In this article, we outline four key principles of health care economics and ethics, and then focus on the particular considerations and trade offs that are raised by these principles at three levels of mental health decision making: government and society; purchasers and providers; and users and carers. We conclude by highlighting the need to move towards a more open, accountable and evidence-based mental health system.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Rosalyn Bass
Date Deposited: 21 May 2011 00:54
Last Modified: 21 May 2011 00:54
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/26737 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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