As part of a Nordic Comparative Study on Sectorized Psychiatry, accessibility of psychiatric services and degree of urbanization in seven catchment areas were related to treated incidence.
One-year treated incidence cohorts were used.
Accessibility was assessed according to referral practice, existence of a round the clock emergency service and geographical location of the services.
Accessibility was, surprisingly, weakly associated with treated incidence.
Easy access to the psychiatric services was not related to a high treated incidence of less severe psychiatric problems at the expense of patients suffering from severe illness.
Geographical distance to the services did not predict the demand for services.
A positive correlation was found between the degree of urbanization and treated incidence of psychoses but not of other diagnostic groups.
Mots-clés Pascal : Psychiatrie secteur, Pays Scandinaves, Europe, Etude transculturelle, Accessibilité, Service santé, Trouble psychiatrique, Urbanisation, Environnement social, Etude cohorte, Homme, Filière soins
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Geographical district psychiatry, Scandinavia, Europe, Crosscultural study, Accessibility, Health service, Mental disorder, Urbanization, Social environment, Cohort study, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0442433
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 10/04/1997.