Chapter 28. Health Economics and Psychiatry: The Pursuit of Efficiency

  1. Craig Morgan and
  2. Dinesh Bhugra
  1. Martin Knapp1 and
  2. Jennifer Beecham2

Published Online: 28 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch28

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

How to Cite

Knapp, M. and Beecham, J. (2010) Health Economics and Psychiatry: The Pursuit of Efficiency, in Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition (eds C. Morgan and D. Bhugra), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch28

Editor Information

  1. NIH Biomedical Research Centre and Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Personal Social Services Research Unit, London School of Economics and Centre for the Economics of Mental Health, King's College London, London, UK

  2. 2

    Personal Social Services Research Unit, University of Kent, Canterbury and Personal Social Services Research Unit, London School of Economics, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470697139

Online ISBN: 9780470684214

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Keywords:

  • health economics and psychiatry - pursuit of efficiency;
  • exploitation of interplay of economic appraisal, political priorities and clinical expertise - proceedings in a mental health system;
  • pursuit of efficiency, predicated on assumption - hardly contentious that resources are scarce;
  • resources to meet all of society's needs or wants - never being enough;
  • efficiency, allocation of given level of resource - maximizing outcomes of system of care;
  • range of factors - potential influence on outcomes being broad;
  • cost effectiveness, sensible among alternative ways of doing something;
  • efficiency in practice - measures and analyses;
  • quality adjusted life year (QALY), conflating health status and longevity;
  • six stages in cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Better Services, Lower Costs

  • The Contribution of Economics

  • Defining Efficiency

  • Efficiency in Practice: Measures and Analyses

  • The Pursuit of Efficiency

  • Acknowledgements

  • References