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Exploratory economic analyses of two primary care mental health projects: Implications for sustainability

C Mihalopoulos, L Kiropoulos, STF Shih, J Gunn, G Blashki, G Meadows

Medical Journal of Australia | Published : 2005


• We evaluated an Internet-based psychological intervention supported by either general practitioners or psychologists (Panic Online), and a Primary-care Evidence-based Psychological-interventions (PEP) strategy which involves training GPs to deliver specific psychological interventions. • Economic modelling suggests that Panic Online is cost-effective when supported by either GPs or psychologists. • Threshold analysis of the psychological training of GPs suggests that a modest effect size for clinical benefit would be sufficient to provide an acceptable cost-effectiveness ratio. • The sustainability of these approaches depends on a range of factors, including funding, workforce availability..

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