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...]
Results: 33For: economic evaluation
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...]
Internet-based problem-solving guided self-help for depression whilst waiting for therapy
Alastair Canaway summarises a trial of the clinical and cost-effectiveness of internet-based problem-solving guided self-help intervention, in comparison with enhanced usual care, for outpatients on a waiting list for face-to-face treatment for major depression.[read the full story...]
Whiplash and neck pain: what’s most cost-effective?
GPs Tom Rowley and Michael Horsfield write their debut MSK Elf blog on a recent systematic review, which investigates the most cost-effective interventions for the management of whiplash-associated and neck pain-associated disorders.[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...]
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...]
Individual Service Funds work well for people, but we also need to learn from when things don’t go so well
Individual Service Funds offer the opportunity for flexible, person centred responses by providers. But in order to achieve this flexibility, commissioners need to break down larger block contracts to make funds available.
Here, Nick Burton looks at an evaluation of such a disaggregation of funds that took place in the London Borough of Southwark.[read the full story...]
Economic evaluation of corticosteroid injections for mortons neuroma
In his first guest blog Allan Thomson, Lecturer in Podiartry at Glasgow Caledonian University, discusses an economic evaluation of corticosteroid injections for mortons neuroma.[read the full story...]
Away from crime and into treatment: diversion and aftercare for drug-using offenders
Can we steer drug-using offenders away from crime and into treatment? Chris Sampson explores a study of the cost-effectiveness of diversion and aftercare programmes for offenders using class A drugs.[read the full story...]
Folic acid for depression: results of the FolATED study
Susie Johnson reports on the FolATED RCT and economic evaluation of folic acid for depression. The study finds no evidence that folic acid is clinically effective or cost-effective in augmenting antidepressants and speculates instead that methylfolate may be a better candidate for future research.[read the full story...]