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Author Stolk, Yvonne, 1943-

Title Access to mental health services in Victoria : a focus on ethnic communities / Yvonne Stolk, I. Harry Minas and Steven Klimidis.

Published Fitzroy, Vic. : Victorian Transcultural Psychiatry Unit, 2008.


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Physical description iii, 47 p. ; 26 cm.
Notes Later version of the report, Trends in access and equity in mental health service delivery to ethnic communities in Australia over a decade: 1995/96 to 2004/05; by the authors, 2006.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 39-42)
Summary 1996 research indicated differences in mental health services provision, treatment, and diagnosis in Victoria, between people born in Australia and people born in non-English speaking countries. Nearly 10 years on, this report investigates whether these disparities have been changed by new policies aimed at reducing cultural and linguistic barriers and improving cultural practices in health services. The report compares Census data and mental health case registries from 1995/96 and 2004/05, on mental health service access, mental health service contacts, diagnoses, admissions, involuntary versus voluntary admission rates, and birthplace. The findings indicate that disparities have persisted. People from ethnic communities had lower treatment rates, higher rates of diagnosis of psychosis, and lower rates of less severe diagnoses.
Other formats Also available in a PDF version via the internet.
Other author Minas, I. H.
Klimidis, Steven.
Victorian Transcultural Psychiatry Unit
Subject Discrimination in mental health services -- Victoria.
Mental illness -- Victoria.
Ethnic groups -- Mental health services -- Victoria.
Minorities -- Mental health services -- Victoria.
ISBN 0977572838