Integration of mental health care into primary care. Demonstration cost-outcome study in India and Pakistan.

@article{Chisholm2000IntegrationOM,
  title={Integration of mental health care into primary care. Demonstration cost-outcome study in India and Pakistan.},
  author={Daniel Chisholm and Karuppannan Sekar and K V Kishore Kumar and Khalid Saeed and Shannon James and Malik Hussain Mubbashar and Rangaswamy Srinivasa Murthy},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2000},
  volume={176},
  pages={
          581-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Targeting resources on cost-effective care strategies is important for the global mental health burden. AIMS To demonstrate cost-outcome methods in the evaluation of mental health care programmes in low-income countries. METHOD Four rural populations were screened for psychiatric morbidity. Individuals with a diagnosed common mental disorder were invited to seek treatment, and assessed prospectively on symptoms, disability, quality of life and resource use. RESULTS Between 12… CONTINUE READING

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