Comorbidity and delivery of services

Proudfoot, Heather and Teesson, Maree and Brewin, Elizabeth and Gournay, Kevin (2003) Comorbidity and delivery of services. In: Comorbid mental disorders and substance use disorders: epidemiology, prevention and treatment. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, pp. 121-142. ISBN 064282424X

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Abstract

This chapter reviews the evidence for effective service delivery to people with
comorbid disorders. It argues that if the burden of comorbidity is to be addressed, it
is essential that research on service delivery is conducted and that services are
delivered to those with the more common disorders, as well as those with the more
affronting yet less common disorders. These disorders have different prevalence
rates, treatment responses and require different service delivery responses.We first
outline the impact of comorbidity on the course of illness and use of services.

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Additional Information:This chapter reviews the evidence for effective service delivery to people with comorbid disorders. It argues that if the burden of comorbidity is to be addressed, it is essential that research on service delivery is conducted and that services are delivered to those with the more common disorders, as well as those with the more affronting yet less common disorders. These disorders have different prevalence rates, treatment responses and require different service delivery responses.We first outline the impact of comorbidity on the course of illness and use of services.
Keywords:Mental disorders, Substance use disorders, Drug abuse, Mental health
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B760 Mental Health Nursing
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:1042
Deposited By: Bev Jones
Deposited On:23 Aug 2007
Last Modified:22 Feb 2010 15:28

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