On target


The purpose of On Target is to model the costs, efficacy, budget impact and cost-effectiveness of mental health programs and interventions.

Published output

Output released to date includes a Report and Software.


Our initial scoping of this topic was published in the form of a review of previously published evidence on the cost-effectiveness of youth mental health service attributes.


A (very preliminary) development version of the bimp R package to support the conduct of budget impact analyses is available online (not yet supported with adequate documentation though).

Future releases

The main current development priorities are to

  • complete work on developing, testing and documenting the bimp package;
  • update and broaden the review of cost-effectiveness evidence; and
  • incorporate findings from the updated review with an interactive decision aid.
Matthew Hamilton
PhD Candidate