Mental Health Service Evaluationby Helle Charlotte Knudsen
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 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.
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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