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Evidence-based mental health policy

Iemmi, Valentina ORCID: 0000-0003-3301-0689, Votruba, Nicole and Thornicroft, Graham (2020) Evidence-based mental health policy. In: Prince, Martin, Stewart, Robert, Ford, Tamsin, Hotopf, Matthew and Das-Munshi, Jayati, (eds.) Practical Psychiatric Epidemiology. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780198735564

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This chapter describes evidence-based mental health policy with the help of illustrative examples. After briefly setting the use of research evidence to inform mental health policy within the broader historical context, the second section of the chapter provides a brief description of evidence-based mental health policy and its rationale. The third section illustrates how mental health research may help inform mental health policy, with a description of the research cycle, the policy cycle, their relationship, and the use of epidemiological studies for policymaking. The fourth section provides examples of the use of research evidence in mental health policy at different organizational levels, from the clinical level (micro-level), through the service provision/healthcare facility level (meso-level) and the whole health system level (macro-level), to the global level (mega-level). Finally, the chapter concludes by reflecting on some of the opportunities and challenges that influence evidence-based mental health policy.

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Additional Information: © 2020 Oxford University Press
Divisions: Personal Social Services Research Unit
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2020 15:18
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2024 20:24

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