Cost-effectiveness of 44 interventions for neuropsychiatric conditions in African and Asia (WHO-CHOICE)

Author: 
Dan Chisholm
Publication date: 
3 March 2012
Part of a series published this week on BMJ.com on the cost-effectiveness of strategies for the prevention and control of NCDs and injuries in lower income settings, this article assesses the costs, effects and overall value for money of core interventions for addressing the burden of psychosis, affective disorders, epilepsy and hazardous alcohol use. Results indicate that the cost-effectiveness of strategies that could be undertaken varies widely. Reallocation of resources to cost-effective intervention strategies would increase health gain, save money and enable appropriate scaling-up of mental health services in low-resource settings.