Relative Technical Efficiency Assessment of Mental Health Services: A Systematic Review

Carlos R. García-Alonso, Nerea Almeda, José Alberto Salinas-Pérez, Mencía R. Gutiérrez-Colosía, Luis Salvador-Carulla

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Abstract

The current prevalence of mental disorders demands improved ways of the management and planning of mental health (MH) services. Relative technical efficiency (RTE) is an appropriate and robust indicator to support decision-making in health care, but it has not been applied significantly in MH. This article systematically reviews the empirical background of RTE in MH services following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. Finally, 13 studies were included, and the findings provide new standard classifications of RTE variables, efficiency determinants and strategies to improve MH management and planning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)429-444
Number of pages16
JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2019
Externally publishedYes

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