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Across the Pond, authored by Richard Gleave, former fellow of the Commonwealth Fund Harkness/ Health Foundation, and published by the Nuffield Trust, explores integrated care in the US and suggests lessons for the UK's health system. This monograph, which is based on first-hand observations, includes four case studies of integrated-care networks in the US(More)
This study assessed the characteristics of individuals with substance use disorders (ISUDs) according to their frequency of emergency department (ED) utilization, and examined which variables were associated with an increase in ED visits using Andersen’s model. Data linkage of administrative databanks from three sources [addiction rehabilitation centre(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective was to compare, in a real-world setting, the risk of mental and physical health events associated with different antipsychotic drugs (clozapine, olanzapine, risperidone, quetiapine and first-generation antipsychotics) in patients with SZ. METHODS This is a retrospective cohort study using administrative data. Outcome measures(More)
PURPOSE In the transformation of health care systems, the introduction of integrated service networks is considered to be one of the main solutions for enhancing efficiency. In the last few years, a wealth of literature has emerged on the topic of services integration. However, the question of how integrated service networks should be modelled to suit(More)
INTRODUCTION The paper highlights key trajectories and outcomes of the recent policy developments toward integrated health care delivery systems in Quebec and Ontario in the primary care sector and in the development of regional networks of health and social services. It particularly explores how policy legacies, interests and cultures may be mitigated to(More)
BACKGROUND Until now, research has focused on neighbourhood variations in mental health services and their relationships with local attributes, such as healthcare supply and socio-economic deprivation, without controlling for individual characteristics (age, sex, income, or education, for instance). Hence, this study is a major attempt to clarify the role(More)
OBJECTIVES The health and mental health systems in Quebec have recently been substantially transformed. At the heart of this restructuring, reforms aimed to strengthen primary care and to better integrate services, which are central trends internationally. This article summarizes Quebec's primary health and mental health reforms. It also presents the key(More)
Local community service centres (CLSCs) emerged in Quebec in the early 1970s, in the context of the reform of Quebec's healthcare system and the North American movement for popular clinics or Neighbourhood Health Centers. The first CLSCs-primary healthcare institutions before the World Health Organization (WHO) popularized the concept-were mandated to offer(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper presents a systematic review and meta-analysis of available evidence on remission rates for substance use disorders (SUDs), providing weighted mean estimates of SUD remission rates. The review also explores study-level characteristics that may explain variations in remission rates across studies. METHODS A comprehensive search(More)
With this issue, the Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research (JBHS&R) concludes its 43rd year of publication. I am extraordinarily grateful to all of the authors, reviewers, and JBHS&R Editorial Board members for their exceptional contributions to this peer-reviewed publication. Editing and publishing an academic journal is an amazingly complex(More)