Cost-effectiveness of Psychotherapy

Cost-effectiveness of Psychotherapy : A Guide for Practitioners, Researchers and Policymakers

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In response to skyrocketing costs and private sector forces, this handbook is designed to help psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, health care policymakers, and economists evaluate and develop evidence of the cost effectiveness of psychotherapy relative to other interventions. It aims to help readers better undestand psychotherapy utilizaiton, practice, costs, and outcomes in "real world" settings. What makes this handbook extremely useful is its detailed discussion of major cost centers in psychiatry on a disorder-by-disorder basis. Based on the work of some of the world's most distinguished mental-health investigators, the book provides information on the growth of psychotherapy; who uses treatment; who provides the care, what psychotherapy costs and where it is delivered; the efficacy, effectiveness, and cost effectiveness of diagnosis-specific therapies; the releative cost-effectivenss of combination (psychosocial and pharmacologic) treatments; psychotherapy utilization in single-payer health-care systems; key research instruments pertinent to ecomomic analysis; ethical considerations implicated in cost-effectiveness studies; coming research strategies - beyond clinical trials; methodologic pitfalls in economic studies; and a blueprint for clinical/services/economics psychosocial research agenda for the coming century.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 176 x 254 x 30mm | 907g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 27 figures
  • 0195114582
  • 9780195114584

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"Cost-effective therapy deals with a longstanding policy issue of enormous interest in the mental health field. The question of how to reconcile the needs for psychotherapy and the fiscal constraints under which mental health care functions, is dealt with in a series of superb writings. This book will be a valuable resource for clinicians, scientists and for all interested in the field of mental health care and its reimbursement." --Herbert Pardes, M.D., Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University.show more