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General practice encounters for psychological problems in rural, remote and metropolitan areas in Australia

Davidson (previously Caldwell), Tanya; Jorm, Anthony F; Knox, S; Braddock, Davis; Dear, Keith; Britt, H.

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Objective: Previous Australian research suggests there is very little difference in the prevalence of mental health disorders across rural, remote and metropolitan areas. However, mental health specialists are particularly scarce in rural and remote areas and some researchers have argued that non-metropolitan residents rely heavily on general practitioners (GPs) for mental health care. This article investigated rates of GP services for psychological problems across rural, remote and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/77690
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1614.2004.01461.x

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