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Online ISSN: 1099-176X    Print ISSN: 1091-4358
The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics
Volume 6, Issue 3, 2003. Pages: 149-150

Published Online: 30 Oct 2003

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Commentary:
From Financial Analysis to Policy Development in Mental Health Care: The Need for Broader Conceptual Models and Partnerships

Juan E. Mezzich*

M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Division of Psychiatric Epidemiology and International Center for Mental Health, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York University, New York, NY, USA.

*Correspondence to: Prof. Juan E. Mezzich, International Center for Mental Health, Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University, Fifth Avenue & 100th Street, Box 1093 New York, NY 10029-6574, USA
Tel.: +1-718-334 5094
Fax: +1-718-334 5096
E-mail: juan.mezzich@mssn.edu

Abstract

International mental health economics is emerging as a significant field in the increasingly intricate and interactive world in which we live. In line with this, the conceptualisation and gathering of pertinent data for international studies such as WHO's Atlas Project pose considerable methodological challenges. This paper outlines the need for broader conceptual models and partnerships and discusses some promising endeavours.

 

 


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