Helping to prioritise interventions for depression and schizophrenia: use of Population Impact Measures

@inproceedings{Heller2006HelpingTP,
  title={Helping to prioritise interventions for depression and schizophrenia: use of Population Impact Measures},
  author={Richard F. Heller and Islay Gemmell and Lesley Patterson},
  booktitle={Clinical practice and epidemiology in mental health : CP & EMH},
  year={2006}
}
BACKGROUND To demonstrate the potential of Population Impact Measures in helping to prioritise alternative interventions for psychiatry, this paper estimates the number of relapses and hospital readmissions prevented for depression and schizophrenia by adopting best practice recommendations. The results are designed to relate to particular local populations. METHODS Literature-based estimates of disease prevalence, relapse and re-admission rates, current and best practice treatment rates… CONTINUE READING
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