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Behavioral Science In Medicine by B. Fadem

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization 87: 438–446. [33] Patel V, Prince M. (2010) Global mental health: a new global health field comes of age. Journal of the American Medical Association 303: 1976–1977. The nature and scale of the global mental health challenge 11 [34] Patel V. (2012) Global mental health: from science to action. Harvard Review of Psychiatry 20: 6–12. [35] Collins PY, Patel V, Joestl SS et al. (2011) Scientific Advisory Board and the Executive Committee of the Grand Challenges on Global Mental Health: grand challenges in global mental health.

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1 Total number of human resources (per 100 000 population) working in the mental health sector by World Bank income group (Reproduced from Mental Health Atlas 2011 ([3], p. 55)). different income categories. This scarcity is exacerbated by inefficiency and inequitable distribution of resources. For example, many middle-income ­ ­countries that have made substantial investments in large mental hospitals are reluctant to replace them with community-based and inpatient facilities in ­general ­hospitals, despite evidence that mental hospitals provide inadequate care and that community-based services are more effective.

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