The referral pattern by three major sources to the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit of a university teaching hospital in Hong Kong is reviewed.
In a health care system where primary health care is not properly developed, referral of children with psychiatry problems relies heavily on secondary health care professionals.
Over a three year period, 37.8% of the new cases were referred by the other departments of the same hospital, while the Education Department and general practitioners each referred 17.4%. Overall, up to 80% of these children had definite psychiatric problems.
Because the morbidities of these children often traverse physical, psychological, social, and educational dimensions, a close liaison with all the different professionals involved is vital.
Mots-clés Pascal : Organisation santé, Pédopsychiatrie, Hong Kong, Asie, Santé mentale, Trouble psychiatrique, Enfant, Homme, Filière soin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Public health organization, Child psychiatry, Hong Kong, Asia, Mental health, Mental disorder, Child, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0058381
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 09/06/1995.