Cost-effective strategies for mental health workplace intervention
Chris Sampson summarises a review on the cost-effectiveness of mental health workplace interventions, which presents up-to-date evidence on the different things that employers can do to help those in their workforce affected by mental health problems or substance misuse.[read the full story...]
Cost-effectiveness of CBT for depression: uncertainty remains
Chris Sampson reviews a recent US study which looks at the cost-effectiveness of CBT versus second-generation antidepressants for the initial treatment of major depressive disorder.[read the full story...]
Is third-wave CBT good value?
Chris Sampson summarises a systematic review on the economic impact of third-wave cognitive behavioural therapies, such as mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, extended behavioural activation, dialectical behaviour therapy, and mindfulness-based stress reduction.[read the full story...]
The case for investing in anxiety and depression treatment on a global scale
Chris Sampson looks at a major new economic study into the return on investment of increased coverage for anxiety and depression treatment.[read the full story...]
Economic impact of youth mental health services in the UK
Alastair Canaway and Chris Sampson look at a new PSSRU report on youth mental health services in the UK, and how they affect health, education and employment.[read the full story...]
Are Internet interventions cost-effective for mental health?
Chris Sampson looks at a systematic review of the economics of Internet interventions for common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.[read the full story...]
Stratify, specialise, standardise, analyse: maximising quality and efficiency in elective care
Our resident Elf Economist Chris Sampson summarises a recent report from Monitor (England’s health services regulator), which looks at how NHS providers can improve productivity in elective care.[read the full story...]
Art therapy for common mental health disorders
Chris Sampson reports on a new HTA systematic review and economic evaluation of art therapy for non-psychotic mental health disorders like depression, anxiety and phobias.[read the full story...]
Peer-led self-management for mental health: impressive programme, not so sure about the research
Lucy Simons and Chris Sampson appraise a recent evaluation of peer-led self-management training for people with severe mental illness.[read the full story...]
Can competition improve management quality in the NHS?
Chris Sampson reports on a discussion paper produced by the Centre for Economic Performance, which looks at the impact of competition on management quality in hospitals.[read the full story...]