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Patterns of Service Provision in Older People�s Mental Health Care in Australia

Tabatabaei Jafari, Hossein; Salinas-Perez, Jose; Furst, MaryAnne; Bagheri, Nasser; Mendoza, John; Burke, David; McGeorge , Peter; Salvador-Carulla, Luis

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Australia has a population of around 4 million people aged 65 years and over, many of whom are at risk of developing cognitive decline, mental illness, and/or psychological problems associated with physical illnesses. The aim of this study was to describe the pattern of specialised mental healthcare provision (availability, placement capacity, balance of care and diversity) for this age group in urban and rural health districts in Australia. The Description and Evaluation of Services and...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorTabatabaei Jafari, Hossein
dc.contributor.authorSalinas-Perez, Jose
dc.contributor.authorFurst, MaryAnne
dc.contributor.authorBagheri, Nasser
dc.contributor.authorMendoza, John
dc.contributor.authorBurke, David
dc.contributor.authorMcGeorge , Peter
dc.contributor.authorSalvador-Carulla, Luis
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-20T20:58:55Z
dc.date.available2020-12-20T20:58:55Z
dc.identifier.issn1660-4601
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/218757
dc.description.abstractAustralia has a population of around 4 million people aged 65 years and over, many of whom are at risk of developing cognitive decline, mental illness, and/or psychological problems associated with physical illnesses. The aim of this study was to describe the pattern of specialised mental healthcare provision (availability, placement capacity, balance of care and diversity) for this age group in urban and rural health districts in Australia. The Description and Evaluation of Services and DirectoriEs for Long Term Care (DESDE-LTC) tool was used in nine urban and two rural health districts of the thirty-one Primary Health Networks across Australia. For the most part service provision was limited to hospital and outpatient care across all study areas. The latter was mainly restricted to health-related outpatient care, and there was a relative lack of social outpatient care.While both acute and non-acute hospital care were available in urban areas, in rural areas hospital care was limited to acute care. Limited access to comprehensive mental health care, and the uniformity in provision across areas in spite of differences in demographic, socioeconomic and health characteristics raises issues of equity in regard to psychogeriatric care in this country. Comparing patterns of mental health service provision across the age span using the same classification method allows for a better understanding of care provision and gap analysis for evidence-informed policy. Keywords: psychogeriatric; older people�s mental health service; integrated atlas; DESDE-LTC;healthcare ecosystem; health planning
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherMDPI Publishing
dc.sourceInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
dc.source.uri10.3390/ijerph17228516
dc.titlePatterns of Service Provision in Older People�s Mental Health Care in Australia
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume17
dc.date.issued2020
local.identifier.absfor111714 - Mental Health
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4102339xPUB540
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationTabatabaei Jafari, Hossein, College of Health and Medicine, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationSalinas-Perez, Jose, College of Health and Medicine, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationFurst, MaryAnne, College of Health and Medicine, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationBagheri, Nasser, College of Health and Medicine, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMendoza, John, University of Sydney
local.contributor.affiliationBurke, David, University of Notre Dame, Sydney
local.contributor.affiliationMcGeorge , Peter , The University of New South Wales
local.contributor.affiliationSalvador-Carulla, Luis, College of Health and Medicine, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue22
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage18
local.identifier.absseo920410 - Mental Health
dc.date.updated2020-12-13T07:24:05Z
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