Cost-utility analysis in depression: the McSad utility measure for depression health states.

@article{Bennett2000CostutilityAI,
  title={Cost-utility analysis in depression: the McSad utility measure for depression health states.},
  author={Kathryn Bennett and George W. Torrance and Michael H. Boyle and Richard Guscott},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2000},
  volume={51 9},
  pages={1171-6}
}
Cost-utility analysis, used increasingly over the past decade to analyze costs and effects in treating physical diseases, has received little attention in psychiatry. This article briefly introduces the concepts and methods of utility measurement and illustrates it using depression as an example. The authors describe the McSad health state classification system for depression, a direct utility measure for depression, and report results of an application of McSad among 105 patients who had a… CONTINUE READING

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