Are occupational therapy interventions for service users with mental health problems cost-effective?
Authors: Morley, Mary; Smyth, Genevieve
Source: The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Volume 76, Number 10, October 2013 , pp. 470-474(5)
Publisher: College of Occupational Therapists
Abstract:The current financial climate in health and social care is challenging: occupational therapists who work in mental health services need urgently to demonstrate clinical effectiveness and value for money in comparison to other interventions. In doing so they will help to ensure that service users in the United Kingdom can continue to benefit from occupational therapy interventions. In this opinion piece, a basic introduction to types of evaluation, costs and consequences is provided, as well as a description of research studies into the provision of occupational therapy for service users with mental health problems that include economic evaluations. Finally, methods to produce this vital information are suggested for practitioners, managers and researchers.
Document Type: Short Communication
Publication date: October 1, 2013
The British Journal of Occupational Therapy (BJOT) is the official journal of the College of Occupational Therapists. Its purpose is to publish articles relevant to theory, practice, research, education and management in occupational therapy internationally.
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