The population cost-effectiveness of interventions designed to prevent childhood depression.

@article{Mihalopoulos2012ThePC,
  title={The population cost-effectiveness of interventions designed to prevent childhood depression.},
  author={Cathrine Mihalopoulos and Theo Vos and Jane Pirkis and Rob Carter},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2012},
  volume={129 3},
  pages={e723-30}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Depression in childhood and adolescence is common and often persists into adulthood. This study assessed the population-level cost-effectiveness of a preventive intervention that screens children and adolescents for symptoms of depression in schools and the subsequent provision of a psychological intervention to those showing elevated signs of depression. The target population for screening comprised 11- to 17-year-old children and adolescents in the 2003 Australian… CONTINUE READING
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