Alcohol use disorders: who should be treated and how?

Hall, Wayne and Teesson, Maree (1999). Alcohol use disorders: who should be treated and how?. In Gavin Anderson and Scott Henderson (Ed.), Unmet need in psychiatry: problems, resources, responses (pp. 290-301) Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Author Hall, Wayne
Teesson, Maree
Title of chapter Alcohol use disorders: who should be treated and how?
Title of book Unmet need in psychiatry: problems, resources, responses
Place of Publication Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publication Year 1999
ISBN 052166229X
Editor Gavin Anderson
Scott Henderson
Chapter number 19
Start page 290
End page 301
Total pages 12
Total chapters 30
Language eng
Subjects 11 Medical and Health Sciences
1117 Public Health and Health Services
Abstract/Summary This innovative book considers ways to resolve the imbalance between the demand and supply of mental health services. Treatment services in most countries reach only a minority of people identified as suffering from a mental disorder. Few countries can provide adequate health services for all the mentally ill, yet none has developed a rational system to decide who should be treated. The questions are clear. Could we develop a staged treatment process to reach all in need? If not, how do we decide who to treat? What should the criteria be for deployment of scarce treatment resources? How do we determine such criteria? What are the ethical implications of applying such criteria? In this pioneering work, an international team of eminent psychiatrists, epidemiologists, health administrators, economists and health planners examine these questions. The result will inform and encourage all concerned with the equitable provision of mental health care.
Keyword mental health
mental illness
medical care

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