The economic analysis of prevention in mental health programs.

  title={The economic analysis of prevention in mental health programs.},
  author={Cathrine Mihalopoulos and Theo Vos and Jane Pirkis and Rob Carter},
  journal={Annual review of clinical psychology},
This article introduces the role economics can play in deciding whether programs designed to prevent mental disorders, which carry large disease and economic burdens, are a worthwhile use of limited healthcare resources. Fortunately, preventive interventions for mental disorders exist; however, which interventions should be financed is a common issue facing decision makers, and economic evaluation can provide answers. Unfortunately, existing economic evaluations of preventive interventions have… CONTINUE READING