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Evaluating the Cost-Effectiveness of Counselling in Health Care - Keith Tolley

Evaluating the Cost-Effectiveness of Counselling in Health Care

Paperback Published: 24th August 1995
ISBN: 9780415076616
Number Of Pages: 224

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When resources in health care are scarce, decisions about the value of counseling have to be taken in a very competitive economic arena. The authors of "Evaluating the Cost-Effectiveness of Counselling in Health Care" argue that a knowledge and understanding of the basic theory of an economic evaluation is an essential part of establishing the efficacy of counseling. Written jointly by an experienced counselor and an economist, the book is intended to help counselors and service providers carry out simple cost-effectiveness analyses in their own settings, with a good understanding of the purposes, methods and limitations of the tools they are using.
Part One provides a general introduction to economic evaluations of counseling and related psychological interventions. Part Two concentrates on the practical use of one type of economic evaluation, cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA), providing the reader with worked examples of how it can be applied in different contexts such as the workplace, primary health care and an educational institution.

Illustrations
Foreword
Acknowledgements
How to use this book
The economic evaluation of counsellingp. 3
Economics, ethics and counsellingp. 14
The main types of economic evaluationp. 23
The components of an economic evaluation: cost-effectiveness analysisp. 34
The cost-effectiveness of counselling: reviewing the evidencep. 48
Pre-analysis stage: problem definition, objectives and optionsp. 81
Data collection I: study designp. 94
Data collection II: cost measurementp. 99
Data collection III: outcome measurementp. 124
Analysing cost-effectiveness datap. 137
Counselling case studiesp. 161
Further helpp. 200
Referencesp. 201
Indexp. 207
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ISBN: 9780415076616
ISBN-10: 0415076617
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 24th August 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 15.55  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1

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