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So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past - Continued inaction on public mental health services

Looi, Jeffrey; Kisely, Stephen

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Psychiatric care in Australia remains underfunded when compared to physical health. In 2014–2015, mental health received around 5.25% of the overall health budget while representing 12% of the total burden of disease (Australian Medical Association (AMA), 2018). This is despite numerous enquiries, commissions and reviews (Rosenberg et al., 2015). One consequence is that acute bed occupancy rates are so high, and average length of stay so short, that Australia has the third highest readmission...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/160422
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1177/0004867418791292

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