Economic Evaluation of Mental Health Care

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Presents British empirical studies of mental health care costs, needs, and outcomes, illustrating how economic evaluations can inform decisions about mental health care strategies and individual interventions. Topics include collecting and estimating costs; costs, effectiveness, and balance of care for elderly people with dementia; comparative efficiency and equity in community-based care; and the rising cost of psychiatric services in England and Wales, 1860-1986. For mental health care administrators and policymakers. Distributed by Ashgate. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857422122
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/1/1995
  • Series: Popular Cultural Studies
  • Pages: 253

Table of Contents

List of contributors
1 The economic perspective: framework and principles 1
2 Economic evaluations of mental health care: modes and methods 27
3 Collecting and estimating costs 61
4 Costs and outcomes: variations and comparisons 83
5 Eight years of psychiatric reprovision: an economic evaluation 103
6 Elderly people with dementia: costs, effectiveness and balance of care 125
7 Costing the care programme approach 157
8 Comparative efficiency and equity in community-based care 175
9 Reduced-list costings 195
10 Decision analysis and mental health evaluations 207
11 Have the 'lunatics taken over the asylum'? The rising cost of psychiatric services in England and Wales, 1860-1986 215
12 Mental health economic evaluations: unfinished business 229
Name index 243
Subject index 247
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