Readings: Advantages of Markov modeling to conventional mixed effects regression in comparing systems . James, G. M., C. A. Sugar, et al. (2006). “A comparison of outcomes among patients with schizophrenia in two mental health systems: A health state approach.” Schizophrenia Research 86(1): 309-320.
Using Markov modeling this article compares short and long-term outcomes for two mental health systems differing in their quality. The authors conclude that Markov modeling has “distinct advantages” over traditional multivariate regression models. http://ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=psyh&AN=2006-10986-039&site=ehost-live&scope=siteRead More
http://www.modsimcoalition.org/ “The National Modeling & Simulation Coalition (NMSC) is the capstone organization to promote and leverage Modeling and Simulation (M&S) to better the human condition and to strengthen the National well‐being…The purpose of the Coalition is to serve the needs of all components of the …Read More
Readings: Hargreaves, W. A. (1986). “Theory of psychiatric treatment systems. An approach.” Arch Gen Psychiatry 43(7): 701-705
A classic article that addresses the importance of theory and quantitative models in mental health service system research. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=3718171Read More
Readings: Leff, H. S., D. Hughes, et al. (2010). Mental Health Allocation and Planning Simulation Model. Handbook of Healthcare Delivery Systems, CRC Press: 42-41-42-19
The mental health allocation and planning simulation model discussed here provides the underlying basis for PBN Free and Professional. It is a deterministic first-order Markov simulation model that can improve mental health planning for persons with serious mental illness and others.Read More