Use of general practitioners versus mental health professionals in six European countries: the decisive role of the organization of mental health-care systems

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 06/04/2012

Differences in the use of general practitioners versus mental health professionals (MHPs) are markedly linked to individual as well as organizational factors. Interventions are needed, in countries fostering medical access, to reimburse sessions with non–medical MHPs and improve cooperation between professionals to obtain better practice in access to care.

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