Mental Health Service Evaluation

Mental Health Service Evaluation

by Helle Charlotte Knudsen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521283116

ISBN-13: 9780521283113

Pub. Date: 06/09/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

With the emerging international consensus towards community care of the mentally ill, there comes a growing need for meaningful evaluation of services. Redressing the current lack of guidance in this area, this book describes how to do mental health service research. It provides a comprehensive review of the most recent developments in research design, method and

Overview

With the emerging international consensus towards community care of the mentally ill, there comes a growing need for meaningful evaluation of services. Redressing the current lack of guidance in this area, this book describes how to do mental health service research. It provides a comprehensive review of the most recent developments in research design, method and measurement. Each of the issues are adeptly illustrated with practical descriptions from comprehensive evaluation projects. This volume will appeal to all who are involved in mental health service research as well as those who make use of their results.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521283113
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/09/2011
Series:
Studies in Social and Community Psychiatry Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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. 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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