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Mental health promotion and mental illness prevention: the economic case

By Martin Knapp, David McDaid and Michael Parsonage

Abstract

Mental ill health is the largest single cause of disability in the UK, contributing almost 23% of the overall burden of disease compared to about 16% each for cancer and cardiovascular disease. The economic and social costs of mental health problems in England are estimated at around £105 billion each year

Topics: HC Economic History and Conditions, RA Public aspects of medicine
Publisher: Department of Health
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:32311
Provided by: LSE Research Online

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