Collecting psychiatric resources utilisation data to calculate costs of care: a comparison between a service receipt interview and a case register

@article{Mirandola1999CollectingPR,
  title={Collecting psychiatric resources utilisation data to calculate costs of care: a comparison between a service receipt interview and a case register},
  author={Massimo Mirandola and Giulia Bisoffi and Paola Bonizzato and Francesco Amaddeo},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={34},
  pages={541-547}
}
Background: Economic assessment of interventions and policies is becoming increasingly common, in large measure because of the growing emphasis on cost containment within health care. Comprehensive and reliable outcome and cost data are required to advise policy makers and clinicians as to the best use of their limited resources. The process of costing can be broken down into three connected tasks: the collection of service receipt or utilisation data relative to individual clients or patients… CONTINUE READING