n South African Psychiatry Review - Service utilization in a South African, provincial hospital : letter to the editor

Volume 9, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1811-7805



Andrews et al (2001) in a large epidemiological study in Australia found high rates of mental illness but low rates of service utilisation. Although not systematically investigated in South Africa, there is no reason to believe this country is any different. In South Africa staff shortages have given the impression of service over utilization.

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