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Exploratory economic analyses of two primary care mental health projects: implications for sustainability.
journal contributionposted on 2005-11-21, 00:00 authored by Cathy MihalopoulosCathy 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.
JournalThe Medical journal of Australia
PaginationS73 - S76
PublisherAustralasian Medical Publishing Company Ltd
Publication classificationCN.1 Other journal article
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Attitude of Health PersonnelAttitude to HealthCognitive TherapyCost-Benefit AnalysisEvidence-Based MedicineFamily PracticeFinancial SupportHumansInternetMental Health ServicesModels, EconomicPanic DisorderPatient Acceptance of Health CarePrimary Health CareProgram EvaluationPsychologyQuality-Adjusted Life YearsVictoria