Nikolaus A. Siegfried

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the experience, knowledge and attitudes of mental health staff regarding patients' problematic drug and alcohol use in order to provide direction for planned drug and alcohol education. METHOD A 47-item questionnaire was developed and individually posted to all mental health staff employed by Central Sydney(More)
Over 50% of people with a severe mental illness also use illicit drugs and/or alcohol at hazardous levels. This review is based on the findings of 25 randomized controlled trials which assessed the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions, offered either as one-off treatments or as an integrated or nonintegrated program, to reduce substance use by people(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper is to critically review the literature on major mental illness and problematic substance use in order to provide clinicians and policy-makers with evidence to support proposed directions for management of the above. METHOD The available literature was accessed using computerised databases and manual searching. RESULTS The(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to conduct a multifaceted formative evaluation of the Central Sydney Area Health Service (CSAHS) Psychosis and Substance Use Project. METHOD Four evaluative methods were used: (i) description and interpretation of the Project's documented processes and outcomes; (ii) a benchmark comparison of the Project processes(More)
Recent research has established a positive and causal link between financial development and economic growth in the long run. For this reason, financial sector reform has been regarded as conducive to faster growth in transition countries. In Southeast Europe, however, reform efforts in the first half of the 1990s failed to prevent inflationary finance in(More)
We offer some empirical evidence on the likely scale of control and indicator problems surrounding alternative monetary targets and a direct inflation target. The links between monetary policy actions and inflation are estimated in dynamic linear models using the Kalman filter. We compare alternative intermediate-target and final-target monetary strategies(More)
For the sake of credibility the ECB has to commit to a clear policy strategy a direct inflation target or an intermediate monetary target. We offer some information on the scale of control and indicator problems associated with both strategies. We estimate the links between monetary policy actions and inflation in dynamic linear models with the Kalman(More)