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Perceived effectiveness of mental health care provided by primary-care physicians and mental health specialists



Perceived effectiveness of mental health care provided by primary-care physicians and mental health specialists



Psychosomatics 48(2): 123-127



The authors used data from the Canadian Community Health Survey: Mental Health and Well-Being to estimate and compare perceived effectiveness of mental health care provided by general practitioners/family doctors (GP/FDs), by mental health specialists among those who visited GP/FDs, and by mental health specialists-only in the past 12 months (N=2,859). The authors found that, in Canada, perceived effectiveness of mental health care provided by GP/FDs did not significantly differ from that provided by mental health specialists. Using services from both GP/FDs and mental health specialists and taking psychotropic medication improved perceived effectiveness of care.

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DOI: 10.1176/appi.psy.48.2.123


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