Mental Health Service Evaluation / Edition 1by Helle Charlotte Knudsen
Pub. Date: 03/28/1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
With the emerging international consensus toward community care of the mentally ill, there comes a growing need for meaningful evaluation of services. Redressing the current lack of guidance this book describes how to do mental health service research. Contributors comprehensively review the most recent developments in research design, method and measurement at the… See more details below
With the emerging international consensus toward community care of the mentally ill, there comes a growing need for meaningful evaluation of services. Redressing the current lack of guidance this book describes how to do mental health service research. Contributors comprehensively review the most recent developments in research design, method and measurement at the level of both whole service systems and individual programs within mental health services. Practical descriptions of comprehensive evaluation projects illustrate each issue and many chapters examine important earlier advances in effective service knowledge as well as future work that will further develop our understanding of meeting patient requirements.
Table of Contents
Part I. Introduction: 1. Deinstitutionalisation: promises, problems and prospects L. L. Bachrach; 2. Background and goals of evaluative research in community psychiatry H. Häfner and W.an der Heiden; 3. Research designs for the evaluation of services J. K.Wing; 4. Evaulation and public policy F. J. Sullivan; Part II. Comprehensive Service Evaluation Projects: 5. The Copenhagen community psychiatric project (CCPP) H. C. Knudsen, A. Krasnik, M. Nordentoft, B. Jessen-Petersen and H. Sælan; 6. The Mannheim project H. Häfner and W. an der Heiden; 7. Psychiatric evaluation as a process of quality assurance C-G. Stefansson; Part III. Methods-Measurement, Strategies and New Approaches: 8. Strategies of measurement and analyses W. W. Eaton; 9. Experimental and quasi-experimental design in evaluative research W. an der Heiden; 10. An informal introduction to graphical modelling S. Kreiner; 11. Meta-analysis C. Adams, N. Freemantle and G. Lewis; Part IV. System Level Research: 12. Sectorized services outcome research L. Hansson; 13. Dynamic analysis of patterns of care S. Sytema and T. Oldehinkel; 14. Social indicators of outcome at the system level P. Huxley; 15. Psychiatric admission rates: the relationship with health and social factors and the effects of confounding variables B. Jarman; Part V. Programme Level Research: 16. Randomised controlled trials of programmes H. Kluiter, and D. Wiersma; 17. Individual patient outcomes M. Rugeri and M. Tansella; 18. Caregiving in severe mental illness: conceptualization and measurement A. H. Schene, R. C. Tessler and G. Gamache; 19. Needs assessment G. Thornicroft, M. Phelan and G.Strathdee; Part VI. Health Economics in Mental Health: 20. Programme-level and system-level health economics M. Knapp and J. Beecham.
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