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Is it worth investing in mental health promotion and prevention of mental illness? A systematic review of the evidence from economic evaluations.

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BACKGROUND: While evidence on the cost of mental illness is growing, little is known about the cost-effectiveness of programmes in the areas of mental health promotion (MHP) and mental disorder prevention (MDP). The paper aims at identifying and assessing economic evaluations in both these areas to support evidence based prioritisation of resource allocation. METHODS: A systematic review of health and non health related bibliographic databases, complemented by a hand search of key journals a...

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Published
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10.1186/1471-2458-8-20
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Name:
Directorate-General for Health and Consumer Protection
Grant:
SPC.2004120
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Journal:
BMC Public Health More from this journal
Volume:
8
Issue:
1
Article number:
20
Publication date:
2008-01-01
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EISSN:
1471-2458
ISSN:
1471-2458
Language:
English
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uuid:ac830615-8707-424b-ab0b-9829d5d8ec74
Local pid:
pubs:162568
Source identifiers:
162568
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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