In 1992 a postal questionnaire identified 107 psychiatrists in Australia who, for a significant proportion of their time, were providing psychiatric services to elderly people.
Only 18% were female.
There were 34 psychiatrists working full-time in psychiatry of old age in the public health system.
Twenty-three multidisciplinary catchment area psychiatric services for elderly people were identified, but staff to population ratios varied considerably.
The ratio of psychiatrists to elderly was 1 : 30,000 - similar to the ratio in a large part of Britain seven years previously.
Psychogeriatricians are involved in a broad range of teaching and research activities.
The mean number of non-medical staff in a catchment area psychogeriatric service should be increased.
Mots-clés Pascal : Organisation santé, Service santé, Vieillard, Homme, Psychiatrie, Psychiatre, Pratique professionnelle, Condition travail, Santé mentale, Australie, Océanie, Psychogériatrie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Public health organization, Health service, Elderly, Human, Psychiatry, Psychiatrist, Professional practice, Working condition, Mental health, Australia, Oceania
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0538131
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 01/03/1996.