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Title Mental Health Systems Compared : Great Britain, Norway, Canada, and the United States / edited by R. Paul Olson
Published Springfield : Charles C Thomas Publisher, LTD, 2006

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Contents INTRODUCTION -- MENTAL HEALTH DELIVERY SYSTEMSIN GREAT BRITAIN -- MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN NORWAY -- HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH IN CANADA -- MENTAL HEALTH CARE IN THE UNITED STATES -- CONVERGENCE AND DIVERGENCEIN MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEMS -- MEETING THE NEEDS, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Summary The primary objective of this book is to provide comprehensive descriptions and make comparative evaluations of each of the mental health systems of four Western, industrialized countries. The countries selected illustrate a continuum from a highly centralized and publicly financed, national health service in Great Britain to a predominantly decentralized and more privately financed market of mental health services in the United States. In between these two contrasting types are examples of national health services and insurance programs in Norway and Canada. Contributing experts from each country begin their chapters with an overview of the geographic, demographic, political, economic, and cultural contexts in which their mental health systems are situated. Thereafter, they (a) present national data to estimate the need for mental health services, (b) describe national mental health policies and programs designed to meet their population's need, (c) indicate how mental health services are organized and delivered, and (d) discuss how their system is financed and provided resources. A common chapter outline facilitates comparisons among all four systems on relevant evaluation criteria: (a) access and equity, (b) quality and efficacy, (c) cost and efficiency, (d) financing and fairness, (e) protection and participation, and (f) population relevance. In the final section of each chapter, the authors provide recommendations for improved performance of their mental health system. In the initial chapter, the editor provides an overview, introduces the four countries selected, and defines the evaluation criteria applied by all contributing authors. The final two chapters address convergence and divergence among the four systems and provide recommendations for improvement and for future comparative studies. The intended audience includes mental health policymakers, program administrators and managers; teachers of graduate level courses related to professional training and public health policy and financing; researchers, mental health professionals, and advocacy groups
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Mental health services -- Canada
Mental health services -- Great Britain
Mental health services -- Norway
Mental health services -- United States
Medical care.
Medical policy.
Public health administration.
Mental Health Services -- organization & administration -- Canada -- Comparative Study
Mental Health Services -- organization & administration -- Great Britain -- Comparative Study
Mental Health Services -- organization & administration -- Norway -- Comparative Study
Mental Health Services -- organization & administration -- United States -- Comparative Study
Health Policy -- Great Britain -- Comparative Study
Health Policy -- Norway -- Comparative Study
Health Policy -- United States -- Comparative Study
Public Health Administration -- Canada -- Comparative Study
Public Health Administration -- Great Britain -- Comparative Study
Public Health Administration -- Norway -- Comparative Study
Public Health Administration -- United States -- Comparative Study
Quality of Health Care -- Canada -- Comparative Study
Quality of Health Care -- Great Britain -- Comparative Study
Quality of Health Care -- Norway -- Comparative Study
Delivery of Health Care -- Canada -- Comparative Study
Delivery of Health Care -- Great Britain -- Comparative Study
Delivery of Health Care -- Norway -- Comparative Study
Delivery of Health Care -- United States -- Comparative Study
Health Policy -- Canada -- Comparative Study
Quality of Health Care -- United States -- Comparative Study
Mental Health Services -- organization & administration
Delivery of Health Care
Health Policy
Public Health Administration
Quality of Health Care
MEDICAL -- Mental Health.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Mental Health.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Mental Illness.
Public health administration.
Medical policy.
Medical care.
Mental health services.
Psychiatrische Versorgung
Public Health.
Health & Biological Sciences.
Mental Illness Prevention.
United Kingdom
Canada
Norway
United States
Canada.
Great Britain.
Norway.
United States.
Gro├čbritannien
Norwegen
Kanada
USA.
Form Electronic book
Author Olson, R. Paul.
ISBN 9780398084707
039808470X