International Center of Mental Health Policy and Economics

Sixteenth Workshop on Costs and Assessment in Psychiatry


Venice, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista
March 24-26, 2023


Preliminary Program


FRIDAY, March 24, 2023


5.00p.m.  –  6.00p.m.        REGISTRATION

6.00p.m.                            OPENING SESSION

                                           WILLARD MANNING AWARD   


SATURDAY, March 25, 2023



Chair: Jeffrey McCullogh (USA)

  • Constance M. Horgan, Maureen T. Stewart, Dominic Hodgkin, Haiden Huskamp, Alexandra F. Kritikos (USA): Rewarding Value in Substance Use Treatment: Key Aspects of Payment Design in the United States.
  • Cindy Parks Thomas, Margaret Lee, Meelee Kim, Tyler Sadwith, Constance Horgan (USA): US State Approaches to Support High Quality Opioid Use Disorder Treatment with Medications: Frameworks and Metrics.
  • Dominic Hodgkin, Alisa Busch, Alene Kennedy-Hendricks, Constance Horgan, Haiden Huskamp (USA): Predictors of the Use of Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder: Prescriptions Written and Filled.
  • Maureen T. Stewart, Constance M. Horgan, Dominic Hodgkin, Heidi Sulman, Amanda L. Myers (USA): A Review of Financial Incentives in Substance Use Treatment and What Might Come Next.

Discussant: Casey Tak (USA) E-mail:


Chair: Judit Simon (Austria)

  • Alexander Konnopka, Hannah König, Jürgen Gallinat, Martin Lambert, Anne Karow, Judith Peth, Holger Schulz, Hans-Helmut König (Germany): Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Evidence-Based, Stepped and Coordinated Care Versus Treatment as Usual for Individuals with Mental Disorders.
  • Tamara Waldmann, Johanna Breilmann, Kathrin Hofer, Markus Kösters, Reinhold Kilian (Germany): Cost-effectiveness Analysis of a Structured Implementation Guideline Intervention in Germany.
  • Veereschild, M, Van Veen A Hutschemaekers GJM and Noorthoorn EO (NL): Cost Effects of Appropriate Treatment by Implementing DITSMI in Long-Term Residential Psychiatric Patients.
  • Tilman Steinert, Erich Flammer, Sophie Hirsch (Germany): Cost-effectiveness of the Change in German Mental Health Laws in 2018, Implementing Requirement of a Judge’s Assessment at the Patient’s Bedside in Case of Restraint Lasting Longer than 30 Minutes.

Discussant: Paul McCrone (UK) E-mail:


Chair: Claire de Oliveira (UK)

  • Siobhan Murphy, Emma Ross, Denise O’Hagan, Aideen Maguire, Dermot O’Reilly (UK): What Does the Variation in Suicide Risk Following Presentation to an Emergency Department with Self-Harm Tell Us About Aftercare?
  • Linda Ryen and Elin Vimefall (Sweden): Economic Evaluations of Suicide Prevention: A Review of the Empirical Literature with Focus on How to Value Suicide Prevention.
  • Daniela Andrén (Sweden): Prioritizing Suicide Prevention through the Lens of the Individual’s Well-Being.

Discussant: Sebastian Rosenberg (Australia) E-mail:


Chair: Mary Bartram (Canada)

  • Harold A Pincus, Alexa Fleet (USA): Top 10 Reasons Why Value-Based Payment Doesn't Work for Behavioral Health (Yet).
  • Eric M. Plakun (USA): Barriers to Mental Health Parity in the US: Clinicians and Payers Disagree on the Goal of Treatment.
  • Kun Li, Avi Dor, Qian Luo, and Kathleen Carey (USA): A Multi-Product Approach to Identifying Costs of Care and Economies of Scope in Community Health Centers.

Discussant: Haiden Huskamp (USA) E-mail:


Chair: Mark Ferro (Canada)

  • Annette Bauer, Cartagena-Farias J, Hanna Christiansen, Melinda Goodyear, Schamschula M, Ingrid Zechmeister-Koss, Jean Paul (UK): Acceptability, Engagement and Exploratory Outcomes and Costs of a Co-designed Support Intervention for Children of Parents with a Mental Illness: Mixed-Methods Evaluation And Descriptive Analysis.
  • Ingrid Zechmeister-Koss, Annette Bauer, Hanna Christiansen, Melinda Goodyear, Jean Paul (Austria): Learnings from Co-Designing a Support Intervention (‘Village Programme’) for Children Who have a Parent with a Mental Illness in Austria.
  • Melinda Goodyear, Annette Bauer, Hanna Christiansen, Glatz-Grugger M, Hoelzle L, Schoech P, Ingrid Zechmeister-Koss, Jean Paul (Australia): Feasibility of the Implementation of a Co-Designed Support Intervention for Children of Parents with a Mental Illness: Evaluation of the Implementation in Tyrol, Austria.
  • Jean Paul, Annette Bauer A, Hanna Christiansen, Melinda Goodyear, Hölzle, L, Schöch, P, Ingrid Zechmeister-Koss (Austria): Using Open Innovation in Science to Support Child Agency during an Interdisciplinary Co-designed Research Project in Family Mental Health.

Discussant: Leona Hakkaart-van Roijen (NL) E-mail:


Chair: Judit Harangozó (Hungary)

  • Leonie G. M. Bremmers, Leona Hakkaart-van Roijen, E. S. Gräler, Carin A. Uyl-de Groot, Isabella N. Fabbricotti (NL): How do Shifts in Patients with Mental Health Problems’ Formal and Informal Care Utilization Affect their Informal Caregivers? A COVID-19 Case Study.
  • Leonie G. M. Bremmers, Isabella N. Fabbricotti, E. S. Gräler, Carin A. Uyl-de Groot, Leona Hakkaart-van Roijen (NL): What Affects the Quality of Life of Informal Caregivers for Persons with Mental Health Problems? A Cross-Sectional Analysis during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Casey R. Tak, Katie Landgren, Phil Hughes, Melinda Ramage (USA): Long COVID and Mental Health: An Assessment of Health Status and Service Utilization.

Discussant: Alisa Busch (USA) E-mail:


Chair: Miguel Xavier (Portugal)

  • Nicole M. Benson, Zhiyou Yang, Dost Öngür, John Hsu (USA): Identifying Individuals with New Onset Bipolar Disorder: Challenges and Implications.
  • John Hsu, Nicole Benson, Austin Yang, Dost Ongur (USA): Care Preceding the Initial Psychosis Diagnosis – Early Signals or Late Diagnoses?
  • Claire de Oliveira, Maria Ana Matias, Maria Jose Aragon Aragon, Leonardo Koeser, Misael Anaya Montes, Jenny Shand, David Osborn, Rowena Jacobs (UK): Determining an Algorithm to Identify Individuals with Psychosis in Secondary Care in England: An Application Using the Mental Health Services Data Set.

Discussant: Dominic Hodgkin (USA) E-mail:


Chair: Antoni Serrano Blanco (Spain)

  • Judit Harangozó, Ágnes Rupp, Peter Kéri, Zsófia Kovács, Iván Radó, Robert Kristóf, István Gallai (Hungary): Organization and Financing of Peer Support Models in Mental Health Care.
  • Gillian Mulvale, S. Moll, J. Green, P. Hossain, L-T Bhaskar (Canada): Lessons for Mental Health Policy and Service Delivery from Recovery-Oriented Coproduction Models.
  • Ashleigh Miatello, Gillian Mulvale, Julia Abelson, John Lavis & Jenn Green (Canada): Exploring the Influence of Patient Experience on Policymaking: A Case Study of Co-production Processes for Mental Health System Improvement.
  • Lorenzo Pelizza, Emanuela Leuci, Davide Maestri, Giuseppina Paulillo, Patrizia Ceroni, Caterina Soncini, Maria Cristina Daolio, Emanuela Quattrone, Pietro Pellegrini (Italy): “Personal Health Budget” (PHB) as a New Recovery-Oriented Rehabilitation Model for Severe Mental Illness within the Community Care: An Italian Evaluation Study of Beneficial Effects.

Discussant: Mencia Ruiz Gutiérrez Colosia (Spain) E-mail:


Chair: Karoline Mortensen (USA)

  • Jeffrey S. McCullough and David Ridley (USA): The Role of Pharmaceutical Promotions in the Early Opioid Crisis.
  • Mark K. Meiselbach, Coleman Drake, Jane M. Zhu, Brynna Manibusan, Dylan Nagy, Mark J. Sorbero, Brendan Saloner, Bradley D. Stein, Daniel Polsky (USA): The Impact of State Policy on the Breadth of Buprenorphine-Prescriber Networks in Medicaid Managed Care.
  • Techna Cadet, Ali Jalali, Philip J. Jeng, Sabrina Poole, George Woody, Sean M. Murphy (USA): Determinants of Health-Related Quality of Life among Individuals with Opioid Use Disorder, Recently Released from Incarceration.
  • Felipe Lozano-Rojas & Amanda Abraham (USA): A Gateway to Misuse? Synthetic Opioid Mortality and the Rescheduling of Hydrocodone in the United States.

Discussant: Michael French (USA) E-mail:


Chair: Michael French (USA)

  • Haiden A. Huskamp, Sharon-Lise T. Normand, Lori Uscher-Pines, Pushpa Raja, Ateev Mehrotra, and Alisa B. Busch (USA): Changes in Stimulant Prescribing and Telehealth Use in the Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Hailu R, Mehrotra A, Huskamp HA, Alisa B. Busch, Barnett ML (USA): Telemedicine Use & Quality of Opioid Use Disorder Treatment in the US During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Discussant: Karoline Mortensen (USA) E-mail:


Chair: Vidar Hailsteinli (Norway)

  • Paul McCrone, Henry Fisher, Clare Knight, Rebecca Harding, Anne K. Schlag, David J. Nutt, Joanna C. Neill (UK): Cost-effectiveness of Psilocybin-assisted Therapy for Severe Depression: Findings from a Decision Analytic Model.
  • Farrokh Alemi, Mary Cannon, David Cotter, Tulay G. Soylu (USA): Prescribing Optimal Antidepressants for Patients Who are in Psychotherapy.
  • Shehzad Niazi, Adriana Vasquez, Mohit Chauhan, Aaron Spaulding, William Bobo (USA): The Economic Burden of Treatment-Resistant Depression.
  • Luke R. Aldridge, Judith K. Bass, Nagendra P. Luitel, Mark J.D. Jordans, Bryan Patenaude (USA): Modeling the Five-Year Impact of Two Service Packages for Depression Delivered within Primary Care in Nepal: A Semi-Markov Cost-Effectiveness Analysis.

Discussant: Harold Pincus (USA) E-mail:


Chair: Eric M. Plakun (USA)

Discussant: Luis Salvador-Carulla (Australia) E-mail:


Chair: Luke Aldridge (UK)

  • Luis Salvador-Carulla, Mary Anne Furst, Sue Lukersmith and Jose A Salinas (Australia): Lesson Learned from the Implementation of Healthcare Ecosystem Approach to Evidence Informed Planning. The GLOCAL Project.
  • Jose A. Salinas, Mencia R Gutierrez-Colosia, Luis Salvador-Carulla (Spain): Applying Healthcare Ecosystems to Real World Planning: Mapping Service Provision in Europe and in Australia.
  • Carlos Garcia-Alonso, Nerea Almeda, Diego Diaz-Milanes (Spain): Applying Healthcare Ecosystems to Real World Planning: Relative Technical Efficiency of Mental Health Care in Europe.
  • Mencia R. Gutiérrez-Colosía, Judit Simon, Irina Pokhilenko, Susanne Mayer, Michael Berger, Claudia Fischer, Jose A. Salinas-Pérez, Luis Salvador-Carulla (Spain): Using a Standard Classification System for Disambiguation: Knowledge Transfer from the Health and Social Sectors to Education.

Discussant: Gillian Mulvale (Canada) E-mail:


Chair: Nicole Benson (USA)

  • Dennis Wienand, Judit Simon (Austria): Estimating the Excess Non-mental Health Hospital Care Costs Associated with Excess Physical Comorbidity Burden of Selected Mental Health Disorders in Europe.
  • Mark A. Ferro, Christy K. Y. Chan, Ellen L. Lipman, Ryan J. Van Lieshout, Jan Willem Gorter, Lilly Shanahan (Canada): A Prospective Study of Mental Comorbidity in Children with Chronic Physical Illness.
  • David R.L. Cawthorpe (Canada): An Inflation-Proof Population Health Index based on Mental Disorder Costs with Potential to Evaluate Promotion and Prevention Initiatives.

Discussant: Alexander Konnopka (Germany) E-mail:


Chair: Daniela Andrén (Sweden)

  • Jeffrey Taylor, Mustafa Karakus, William Frey, Jarnee Riley, Jocelyn Marrow (USA): Barriers to Work among Denied Disability Applicants with a Mental Health Impairment.
  • Stijn B. Peeters, Merel Hilgersom, Frédérique C.W. van Krugten, Beatriz Olaya, Josep M. Haro, Christina M. van der Feltz-Cornelis, Leona Hakkaart-van Roijen (NL): Economic Evaluations of eHealth Interventions Targeting Mental Health Problems in the Workplace: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Discussant: Tamara Waldman (Germany) E-mail:


SUNDAY, March 26, 2023


Chair: Imogen Page (Australia)

  • Sebastian Rosenberg, Shin Park and Ian Hickie (Australia): Paying the Price: Out-of-pocket payments for Mental Health Care in Australia.
    Zhehui Luo, Joseph Gardiner, Robert Smith (USA): Costs of a Train-the-Trainer Program to Teach Primary Care Faculty Mental Health Care.
  • Violetta Seleznova, Irina Pinchuk, Inna Feldman, Volodymyr Virchenko, Bo Wang, Norbert Skokauskas (Ukraine): Economic Aspects of Mental Health Services in Ukraine: A Scoping Review.

Discussant: Kathleen Carey (USA) E-mail:


Chair: Mark Meiselbach (USA)

  • Ashley Bradford, Felipe Lozano-Rojas, W. David Bradford, & Amanda J. Abraham (USA): The Effect of State Medical Cannabis Laws on Prescribing of Medications for the Treatment of Mental Health Conditions in the United States.
  • Anh Dam Tran, Don Weatherburn, Suzanne Poynton (Australia): The Savings Associated with Decriminalisation of Drug Use in New South Wales, Australia: A Comparison of Four Drug Policies.

Discussant: John Hsu (USA) E-mail:


Chair: Sverre Kittelsen (Norway)

  • Kathleen Leslie, Mary Bartram, Ivy Bourgeault, Jelena Atanackovic, Micheala Slipp, Sophia Myles (Canada): Regulatory Standards for the Mental Health and Substance Use Health Workforce across Canada.
  • Daniel Vigo, Mary Bartram, Samantha Hodder, Brian Rush (Canada): Mapping and Sizing the Provision of Publicly and Privately Funded Mental Health and Substance Use Services in Canada.
  • Claire de Oliveira, Maria Ana Matias, Rowena Jacobs (UK): Microsimulation Models on Mental Health: A Critical Review of the Literature.

Discussant: Amanda Abraham (USA) E-mail:


Chair: Linda Ryen (Sweden

  • Angela Hassiotis, Monica Panca, EPICC-ID research group, Rachael Hunter (UK): Cost Effectiveness of a Parenting Programme for Young Children with Moderate-Severe Intellectual Disabilities Who Display Challenging Behaviour.
  • Zareen Khan, Kristian Kidholm, Filip Drozd, Silje Haga, Vidar Halsteinli (Norway): Challenges in Cost Calculation of Digital Health Interventions: A Scoping Review and the Case of Mamma Mia for Prevention of Perinatal Depression.

Discussant: Annette Bauer (UK) E-mail:


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