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Mental health systems compared: Great Britain, Norway, Canada, and the United States
  1. Joaquim J F Soares

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    Edited by Olson RP. Springfield, USA: Charles C Thomas, 2006, pp 381 (hardbook), $89.95, ISBN 0-398-07658-8,

    In my work in Sweden I meet people who are involved in mental health issues: politicians, administrators, care planners and providers, students, teachers and researchers. Although their work and needs may differ, they often mention the complexities of the mental health care system and call for “easily” accessed, confident, comprehensive and compiled information on mental health from legislation and prevalence to the delivery of services. This would facilitate, if not improve, their work and decision processes whether they are related to, for example, allocation of resources, planning programmes or teaching. …

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