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BJPsych Advances
  • ISSN: 2056-4678 (Print), 2056-4686 (Online)
  • Frequency: 6 issues per year
BJPsych Advances distils current clinical knowledge into a single resource, written and peer-reviewed by expert clinicians to meet the CPD needs of consultant psychiatrists. Each issue includes commissioned articles dealing with physical and biological aspects of treatment, psychological and sociological interventions, management issues and treatments specific to the different psychiatric subspecialties. Articles discuss comprehensive, practical approaches to clinical problems and explain the full range of therapeutic options, with useful features like MCQs, summary boxes, and associated commentaries. BJPsych Advances is essential reading for practising mental health professionals who need to be kept informed of current ideas, techniques and developments in psychiatry.
  • On the cover
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    In this issue, (198-204) author Martin Roger Baggaley defines value-based healthcare (VBHC) as outcomes that matter to patients divided by the cost of achieving these outcome. The article explains the relevance to UK mental health services and outlines the differences between quality improvement (QI) and VBHC.

    In the accompanying commentary (205-207), author Paul Wallang explains that value-based healthcare holds great potential to transform healthcare globally. The commentary reviews the historical milestones in its evolution and raises critical questions regarding how it should proceed.

    We feature Florence Nightingale (1820-1920) on the cover as an early outcomes innovator and in celebration of her 200th anniversary this year.

    Image: ©iStockphoto/TonyBaggett

Title history
Currently known as:
BJPsych Advances
Vol 21 (2015) onwards
ISSN: 2056-4678 (Print), 2056-4686 (Online)

Formerly known as:
Advances in Psychiatric Treatment
Vol 1 (1994) - Vol 20 (2014)
ISSN: 1355-5146 (Print), 1472-1481 (Online)