volume 15, issue 3, P679-725 2009
DOI: 10.1017/s1357321700005766
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J. Buckle

Abstract: Depression is a significant burden for the United Kingdom economy and despite conclusive evidence on the clinical efficacy of treatments and acknowledgements of the impact on quality of life, a high proportion still goes undiagnosed and untreated. The purpose of this paper is to present the economic case for a more structured approach to depression management, using techniques from the disciplines of health economics and actuarial science to demonstrate cost-effectiveness and return on investment. The results…

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