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OBJECTIVE To measure total public and private expenditures on mental health in each province. METHOD Data for expenditures on mental health services were collected in the following categories: physician expenditures (general and psychiatrist fees for service and alternative funding), inpatient hospital (psychiatric and general), outpatient hospital,(More)
Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) causes chronic progressive enteritis in ruminants. The pathogen is present in most countries with modern dairy production, causing substantial economic losses for the industry. The objectives of this study were to estimate dairy herd prevalence of MAP in the Western Canadian provinces of Alberta and(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the rate at which adults seek services for mental disorders from different categories of physicians. METHOD The study used billing data from all physicians during a 3-year period for the total adult population of the province of Alberta. RESULTS During the 3-year period, 35% of adults consulted a physician and were given a mental(More)
OBJECTIVE In April 2003 the Alberta government integrated specialized mental health services, formerly organized independently, with the health regions, which are responsible for general health services. The objective of this article is to determine whether the transfer was associated with an increase or decrease in the share of resources in the region(More)
The Alberta Johne's Disease Initiative (AJDI) is a voluntary, management-based prevention and control program for Johne's disease (JD), a wasting disease in ruminants that causes substantial economic losses to the cattle industry. Despite extensive communication about the program's benefits and low cost to participating producers, approximately 35% of(More)
OBJECTIVES In Canada, most mental health services are embedded in the public health care system. Little is known of the cost distribution within the mental health population. Our study aims to estimate the depression care costs of patients with a depression diagnosis, ranking them by the increasing total depression health care costs. METHODS For fiscal(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies of differences in mental health care associated with children's sociodemographic status have focused on access to community care. We examined differences associated with visits to the emergency department. METHODS We conducted a 6-year population-based cohort analysis using administrative databases of visits (n = 30,656) by(More)
The purpose of the study was to estimate the direct 2002 fiscal year costs for mental health, services in Alberta. Data were collected on mental health publicly funded services and costs. Mental health services cost $573 million annually, amounting to about 8.4% of all provincial health services. The greatest share of costs was for regional inpatient(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors measured the total expenditures for two key sources of social support in Alberta in 2005 for persons with severe and persistent mental illness and compared these expenditures with the total mental health expenditures. METHODS Social services and assistance benefit data were from the federal government's Canada Pension Plan-Disability(More)
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