This title was first published in 2001. This original study of mental health care presents a conceptual approach to the nature of the industry’s multiple outputs. It pays special attention to the economic role of government, and also uses conventional economic theory to analyze the fact that the needs and wants of people with mental illnesses and their care-givers are frequently neglected.

chapter |8 pages


chapter 1|31 pages

Economics and Mental Health Care

chapter 2|15 pages

Some Methodological Issues

chapter 5|30 pages

The Outputs of Mental Health Care: I

chapter 6|25 pages

The Outputs of Mental Health Care: II

chapter 8|12 pages

Mental Health Care in the Household Sector

chapter 10|23 pages

Co-Production and Community-Based Services

chapter 11|22 pages

Summary and Future Research