Amélie Prigent

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AIMS To provide burden estimates of mental disorders in France and compare the results with findings from other countries and EU in general. METHOD Stepwise top down approach, consisting of analyses of existing data sets, national surveys and ad hoc surveys. Mental disorder was defined by diagnoses in the chapter 'Mental and behavioural disorders' from(More)
BACKGROUND Ranking of hospitals by lay media has attracted widespread attention but may not accurately reflect quality. Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) mortality is a straightforward measure of clinical outcome frequently used by ranking algorithms. AIMS Our aim was to assess whether ranking among top hospitals correlated with lower in-hospital(More)
There is a lack of comparable health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and utility data across all mental disorders and all inpatient and outpatient settings. Our objective was to investigate the HRQoL and utility scores of people with mental disorders in France, treated in outpatient and inpatient settings, and to identify the HRQoL and utility score losses(More)
OBJECTIVE To document the investments made in research on mental disorders by both government and nonprofit nongovernmental organizations in France, the United Kingdom, and the United States. DATA SOURCES An exhaustive survey was conducted of primary sources of public and nonprofit organization funding for mental health research for the year 2007 in(More)
Quality of life (QoL) assessment is increasingly used in mental health. Multiple instruments exist, but the conditions for choosing one instrument over another for purposes of a specific study are not clear. We performed a systematic review to identify the QoL instruments used in mental health. The instruments were systematically described regarding their(More)
Since 2007, actions have been undertaken in France to foster mental health research. Our objective was to assess their utility by estimating the evolution of public and non-profit funding for mental health research between 2007 and 2011, both in terms of total funding and the share of health research budgets. Public and non-profit funding was considered.(More)
Comparing mental health systems across countries is difficult because of the lack of an agreed upon terminology covering services and related financing issues. Within the European Union project REFINEMENT, international mental health care experts applied an innovative mixed “top-down” and “bottom-up” approach following a multistep design thinking strategy(More)
BACKGROUND Health-economic models are used to evaluate the long-term cost-effectiveness of an intervention and typically include treatment as usual (TAU) as comparator. Part of the data used for these models are acquired from the literature and thus valid information is needed on the effects of TAU on depression. The aim of the current meta-analysis was to(More)
Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is a widely used concept in the assessment of health care. Some generic HRQoL instruments, based on specific algorithms, can generate utility scores which reflect the preferences of the general population for the different health states described by the instrument. This study aimed to investigate the relationships(More)
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