Equity of access to psychological therapies.
Summary of "Equity of access to psychological therapies."
Improving access to psychological treatments for common mental disorders is a priority in a number of countries worldwide. We consider the evidence presented by Harris et al on the Australian Better Access initiative, and discuss the challenges of delivering such intitiatives and evaluating their impact.
Mood Disorders Centre, Washington Singer Building, School of Psychology, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QG, UK. email@example.com.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21282778
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1192/bjp.bp.110.083485
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Sensory Art Therapies
Therapies using arts or directed at the senses.
Compassionate Use Trials
Providing an investigational therapy to a patient who is not eligible to receive that therapy in a clinical trial, but who has a serious or life-threatening illness for which other treatments are not available. Compassionate use trials allow patients to receive promising but not yet fully studied or approved therapies when no other treatment option exists. Also called expanded access trial.
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