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OBJECTIVE While newcomers are often disproportionately concentrated in disadvantaged areas, little attention is given to the effects of immigrants' postimmigration context on their mental health and care use. Intersectionality theory suggests that understanding the full impact of disadvantage requires considering the effects of interacting factors. This(More)
BACKGROUND In Ontario, Canada, the patient-centred medical home is a model of primary care delivery that includes 3 model types of interest for this study: enhanced fee-for-service, blended capitation, and team-based blended capitation. All 3 models involve rostering of patients and have similar practice requirements but differ in method of physician(More)
OBJECTIVE The immigrant population in Canada, and particularly in Ontario, is increasing. Our ecological study first assessed if there was an association between areas with proportions of first-generation immigrations and admissions rates for psychotic and affective disorders. Second, this study examined if area-level risks would persist after controlling(More)
BACKGROUND Given that immigration has been linked to a variety of mental health stressors, understanding use of mental health services by immigrant groups is particularly important. However, very little research on immigrants' use of mental health service in the host country considers source country. Newcomers from different source countries may have(More)
OBJECTIVES Study objectives were to: (1) provide an estimate of the prevalence of repeat emergency department (ED) use for mental health reasons among individuals enrolled in intensive case management programs; and (2) to identify socio-demographic, diagnostic, and service need characteristics associated with repeat ED visits among this service population.(More)
OBJECTIVE This cross-sectional study examined factors associated with unmet need for care from primary care physicians or from psychiatrists among clients enrolled in mental health court support programs in Toronto, Ontario. METHODS The sample included adults admitted to these programs during 2009 (N=994). Both measures of unmet need were determined by(More)
BACKGROUND Most Canadian newcomers are admitted in the economic, family, or refugee class, each of which has its own selection criteria and experiences. Evidence has shown various risks for mental health disorders across admission classes, but the respective service-use patterns for people in these classes are unknown. In this study, we compared service use(More)
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