The rising tide of mental disorders in the Pacific region: forecasts of disease burden and service requirements from 2010 to 2050

Charlson, Fiona J., Diminic, Sandra and Whiteford, Harvey A. (2015) The rising tide of mental disorders in the Pacific region: forecasts of disease burden and service requirements from 2010 to 2050. Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies, 2 2: 280-292. doi:10.1002/app5.93


Author Charlson, Fiona J.
Diminic, Sandra
Whiteford, Harvey A.
Title The rising tide of mental disorders in the Pacific region: forecasts of disease burden and service requirements from 2010 to 2050
Journal name Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2050-2680
Publication date 2015-05-28
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/app5.93
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 2
Issue 2
Start page 280
End page 292
Total pages 13
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract Despite progress, poor performance of Pacific Island health systems continues to be highlighted by treatment gaps. Projecting burden of disease and the human resource requirements for mental health services will help appropriately plan for mental health in the region. We drew upon burden of disease and population data to estimate disability-associated burden of disease from 2010 to 2050 for the Pacific region. Packages of care for low and middle income countries provided a method for estimating mental health staffing requirements. Gaps between estimated target and current staffing levels were estimated. Holding prevalence rates constant over time would see a 74 per cent increase in disability-related burden for mental disorders. Projected increases in workforce requirements over the 2010–2050 period are large. Preparation for the increasing burden of mental disorders into the future is essential. A sustained, collaborative approach must be secured to achieve improvements in mental health services and treatment coverage.
Keyword Pacific
Policy
Mental health
Burden of disease
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Mon, 28 Sep 2015, 19:22:56 EST by Ms Sandra Diminic on behalf of School of Public Health