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Barriers to improvement of mental health services in low-income and middle-income countries.

Abstract:

Despite the publication of high-profile reports and promising activities in several countries, progress in mental health service development has been slow in most low-income and middle-income countries. We reviewed barriers to mental health service development through a qualitative survey of international mental health experts and leaders. Barriers include the prevailing public-health priority agenda and its effect on funding; the complexity of and resistance to decentralisation of mental hea...

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Saraceno, B More by this author
van Ommeren, M More by this author
Batniji, R More by this author
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Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
370
Issue:
9593
Pages:
1164-1174
Publication date:
2007-09-05
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:653739f1-60e1-4ae9-a36e-5ce5f3766912
Source identifiers:
196537
Local pid:
pubs:196537

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