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Methodological considerations in service use assessment for children and youth with mental health conditions; issues for economic evaluation

Woolderink, M., Lynch, F.L., van Asselt, A.D.I., Beecham, J., Evers, S.M.A.A., Paulus, A.T.G., van Schayck, C. (2014) Methodological considerations in service use assessment for children and youth with mental health conditions; issues for economic evaluation. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services, 42 . pp. 296-308. ISSN 0894-587X. E-ISSN 1573-3289. (doi:10.1007/s10488-014-0570-4) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Economic evaluations are increasingly used in decision-making. Accurate measurement of service use is critical to economic evaluation. This qualitative study, based on expert interviews, aims to identify best approaches to service use measurement for child mental health conditions, and to identify problems in current methods. Results suggest considerable agreement on strengths (e.g., availability of accurate instruments to measure service use) and weaknesses, (e.g., lack of unit prices for services outside the health sector) or alternative approaches to service use measurement. Experts also identified some unresolved problems, for example the lack of uniform definitions for some mental health services.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s10488-014-0570-4
Uncontrolled keywords: child mental health, economic evaluation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: R. Bass
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2014 15:44 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/41634 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Beecham, J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5147-3383
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