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Elizabeth comments on Mental Health Shallow Review - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: Elizabeth 21 November 2017 02:51:00AM 1 point [-]

Oops, thanks for the correction. Do you have those broken out separately?

Comment author: Milan_Griffes 21 November 2017 05:37:55PM *  1 point [-]

Yes, see rows 4 - 17 in our model:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1i6aRlYiITg_birU6rW7FuN9O18X6zLucbCsdPRAkR9E/edit?usp=sharing

Best-guess is that the ballot initiative costs ~$16 million all-in, whereas the yearly cost per treatment is ~$2.6 billion.

We haven't yet figured out a believable way to separate out the portion of benefit attributable to the ballot initiative compared to the portion of benefit attributable to the treatment itself.