Journal article

Priority-setting for mental health services

Cathrine Mihalopoulos, Rob Carter, Jane Pirkis, Theo Vos

JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2013

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Economic evaluation of individual interventions can have limited usefulness due to the potential for methodological confounding, particularly for those decision contexts where strategies involving multiple interventions are required. AIMS: To introduce readers to different approaches of priority-setting, with a focus on economics-based examples of priority-setting in mental health. METHOD: A selective review of the priority-setting literature, with particular attention given to the mental health context and economics-based approaches. RESULTS: Six priority-setting approaches in mental health are described and assessed. CONCLUSIONS: Priority-setting approaches that incorporate met..

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