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Mental Health Unit

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Comparative Effectiveness Research on Psychiatric Hospitalisation by Record Linkage of Large Administrative Data Sets (CEPHOS-LINK) was a European research project investigating psychiatric services across six countries, namely Finland, Austria, Romania, Norway, Slovenia and Italy from April 2014 to March 2017. 

CEPHOS-LINK aimed to compare different types of health service interventions in terms of differences in rehospitalisation outcomes in adult patients, who have been discharged with a psychiatric diagnosis from hospital.

CEPHOS-LINK used state-of-the-art approaches using large 'real world' electronic databases allowing for specific comparisons and detailed analysis to be made. 


The three year CEPHOS-LINK project has now come to a close. We will however continue presenting results and writing publications which will be collated on the publicatoin and presentations page.
Publications and presentations


The historic Lapinlahti Hospital in early spring.  Lapinlahti Hospital, the first psychiatric hospital in Finland completed in 1841.  Today it is being developed into a Centre for Mental Wellbeing by the tertiary sector.


Project Management

Johanna Cresswell-Smith
Project Coordinator
tel: +358 29 524 7351
E-mail: [email protected]

Kristian Wahlbeck
Project Leader
tel: +358 40 065 9101
Email: [email protected]

Postal address
Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare
The equality unit
P.O Box 30
FIN-00271 Helsinki