Economic Evaluation of Technology-Enhanced Mental Health Care Delivery in Europe

WP leader Jennifer Beecham (LSE)

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Aims

Mental health problems are expensive to treat, and can have costly impacts to the health and social care sector and to wider society in adulthood. However, Mental health problems are expensive to treat, and can have costly impacts to the health and social care sector and to wider society in adulthood. However, 

The overarching aim of this WP, therefore, is to increase availability of information about the costs of the indicated (mental) health problems and treatment for policy-makers, insurance companies and providers, and to inform them about the relative cost-effectiveness of technology-enhanced mental health treatments.

The objectives are:

  • To identify the costs of the intervention and borne by patients of the new technology enhanced interventions and compare them to more traditional delivery methods;
  • To undertake economic evaluations of the ICare interventions compared to usual care within and - where feasible - across the randomised controlled trials;
  • To identify the potential downstream cost savings from+ intervening with iCare compared to usual care.