By themselves, the topics of Payment by Results or mental health services are pretty complicated, but when you combine them the complexity more than doubles.
As a topic I’m interested in – both for work and personal reasons – I’ve brought together a series of blogposts intended to provide a brief introduction to Payment by Results in mental health.
These posts are by no means comprehensive, but hopefully provide a useful overview for anyone generally interested in this topic.
A bibliography / reading list of the documents used to inform this overview is included as a separate post, and will provide the interested reader with much more comprehensive and detailed information on the topic of Payment by Results in mental health.
The posts in this series are as follows:
- What is Payment by Results? – Introduction, Growth and scale of PbR, PbR in other policy areas
- How PbR works in practice – Fundamental features, Currencies, Tariffs
- The impacts of PbR in health
- PbR introduced in mental health: background
- Differences between PbR in acute health care and mental health
- What is the international evidence for PbR in mental health?
- Practicalities of introducing PbR in mental health – Clustering and initial assessment
- Practicalities of introducing PbR in mental health – The care clusters
- Practicalities of introducing PbR in mental health – Defined interventions and packages of care for each cluster
- Practicalities of introducing PbR in mental health – Transition protocols, National / local tariff, Data quality, Link Payment by Results in mental health to social care
- PbR and personalisation in mental health
- PbR and mental health: Bibliography and further reading