A cost-effectiveness analysis to evaluate a system change in mental healthcare in the Netherlands for patients with depression or anxiety.

K. Mens, J. Lokkerbol, R.T.J.M. Janssen, M. van Orden, M. Kloos, B. Tiemens

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Abstract

Over the last decade, the Dutch mental healthcare system has been subject to profound policy reforms, in order to achieve affordable, accessible, and high quality care. One of the adjustments was to substitute part of the specialized care for general mental healthcare. Using a quasi-experimental design, we compared the cost-effectiveness of patients in the new setting with comparable patients from specialized mental healthcare in the old setting. Results showed that for this group of patients the average cost of treatment was significantly reduced by, on average, €2132 (p<0.001), with similar health outcomes as in the old system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)530-537
Number of pages8
JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Volume45
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Cost-Benefit Analysis
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Keywords

  • Anxiety
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Depression
  • PSYCHOTHERAPY

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A cost-effectiveness analysis to evaluate a system change in mental healthcare in the Netherlands for patients with depression or anxiety. / Mens, K.; Lokkerbol, J.; Janssen, R.T.J.M.; van Orden, M.; Kloos, M.; Tiemens, B.

In: Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, Vol. 45, No. 4, 2018, p. 530-537.

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