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

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posted 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.

History

Journal

The Medical journal of Australia

Volume

183

Issue

10 Suppl

Pagination

S73 - S76

Publisher

Australasian Medical Publishing Company Ltd

Location

Australia

ISSN

0025-729X

Language

eng

Publication classification

CN.1 Other journal article