Implementing mental health economic evaluation evidence: Building a bridge between theory and practice

  title={Implementing mental health economic evaluation evidence: Building a bridge between theory and practice},
  author={Silvia M.A.A. Evers and Luis Salvador-Carulla and Vidar Halsteinli and David McDaid},
  journal={Journal of Mental Health},
  pages={223 - 241}
Background: Interest in economic evaluation to support strategic decision-making for mental health policy has increased, but the capacity for such analysis remains limited. Aims: To reflect on challenges faced in the production of economic evaluations and the extent to which they are used for mental health policy across Europe. Method: A bespoke questionnaire and literature review were used to collect information on the use of economic evaluation in 17 European countries. Results: The number of… 
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