Mental Health Service Evaluation

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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.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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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 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. S'lan; 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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