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

journal contribution
posted on 21.11.2005, 00:00 authored by Cathy Mihalopoulos, L Kiropoulos, Ting-Fang Shih, J Gunn, G Blashki, G Meadows
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, and acceptability to consumers and health care providers.

History

Journal

Medical journal of Australia

Volume

183

Issue

10

Pagination

73 - 76

Publisher

Australasian Medical Publishing Company

Location

Sydney, N.S.W.

ISSN

0025-729X

eISSN

1326-5377

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article

Copyright notice

2005, Australasian Medical Publishing Company