Table 3

Country comparisons for various measures of mental health service provision.

Compare by Countries

United Kingdom

Sweden

Denmark

Norway

Germany

Austria


Rates of consultation in past year in our study

High

Medium

High

High

Low

Medium

Rates of current treatment in our study

High

Medium

High

Medium

Low

Medium

Presence of therapeutic drug policy/essential list of drugs

present

absent

absent

present

not available

absent

Most important method of financing mental health care

tax based

tax based

tax based

social insurance

social insurance

social insurance

Presence of mental health care facilities in primary care

present

present

present

present

present

present

Presence of community care in mental health

present

present

present

present

present

present

Number of psychiatrists/100,000 population

11

20

16

20

7.3

10

Number of psychologists working in mental health/100,000 population

9

76

85

68

not available

36.9

Number of psychiatric nurses/100,000 population

104

32

59

42

52

38.9

Number of social workers working in mental health/100,000 population

58

not available

7

not available

not available

103.4


Source: Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence. Mental Health Resources in the World. Project ATLAS. 2002. Geneva, World Health Organization. http://cvdinfobase.ca/mh-atlas webcite

Powell et al. BMC Psychiatry 2003 3:19   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-3-19

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