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Forum for Health Economics & Policy

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Real Output in Mental Health Care during the 1990s

Ernst R. Berndt / Alisa B. Busch / Richard G. Frank / Sharon-Lise Normand
Published Online: 2006-12-03 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1558-9544.1040

Health accounts document changes over time in the level and composition of health spending. There has been a continued evolution in the ability to track such outlays. Less rapid has been the ability to interpret changes in spending. In this paper we apply quality adjusted price indexes for several major mental disorders to national mental health expenditure account estimates to assess changes in real "output". We show that using the new price indexes reveals large gains in real output relative to the application of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' indexes.

Keywords: mental health; price indices; real output

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Published Online: 2006-12-03


Citation Information: Forum for Health Economics & Policy, ISSN (Online) 1558-9544, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1558-9544.1040.

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