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Publication Details

Economic evaluation of mental health interventions: an introduction to cost-utility analysis
Luyten J, Naci H, Knapp M (2016)
Evidence-Based Mental Health 19 2 49-53
DOI: (available online 13 April 2016)


Abstract: Finite resources need to be allocated over an ever-increasing range of competing health policies and interventions. Economic evaluation has been developed as a methodology to inform decision makers on the efficiency of particular resource allocations. In this paper we summarize cost-utility analysis, one of the most widely-used forms of economic evaluation in healthcare. We discuss its main elements, interpretation, limitations and relevance to the domain of mental health.