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Mental health service utilization and its associated social factors among elderly people with a mental disability in China: A national population-based survey.

Authors
  • Guo, Chao1, 2, 3
  • Li, Ning1
  • Chen, Gong1, 2
  • Zheng, Xiaoying1, 2
  • 1 1 Institute of Population Research/WHO Collaborating Center on Reproductive Health and Population Science, Peking University, China. , (China)
  • 2 2 APEC Health Science Academy; Peking University, China. , (China)
  • 3 3 Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Scandinavian journal of public health
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2017
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/1403494817722705
PMID: 28784028
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

This study revealed a low level of mental health service utilization among the Chinese population with mental disorders or a mental disability. Strategies to improve the insurance coverage of mental healthcare, to increase public awareness of mental disorders, and to reduce regional inequality of mental health resources are warranted.

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