Wayne Jones

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OBJECTIVE To obtain improved quality information regarding psychiatrist waiting times by use of a novel methodological approach in which accessibility and wait times are determined by a real-time patient referral procedure. METHOD An adult male patient with depression was referred for psychiatric assessment by a family physician. Consecutive calls were(More)
BACKGROUND Prescription opioid analgesic (POA) utilization has steeply increased globally, yet is far higher in established market economies than elsewhere. Canada features the world's second-highest POA consumption rates. Following increases in POA-related harm, several POA control interventions have been implemented since 2010. METHODS We examined(More)
OBJECTIVE In order to effectively plan and implement psychiatric services, a clear estimate of the prevalence and distribution of the population in need is required. The authors examined the use of administrative data as a means of estimating the prevalence and distribution of schizophrenic disorders. METHODS Administrative health services data for(More)
We were assisted by our distinguished Evaluation Advisory Committee at every stage of our work and received invaluable feedback from our Steering Committee. We are grateful to all for their wise advice and have attempted to incorporate it in this report; but they are in no way responsible for what we have written here. INTRODUCTION This is the fourth in a(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine health service delivery in a Canadian province (British Columbia) to consider how Canadian health care services might be developed to best address the large number of individuals with mildly to moderately severe depressive illnesses. METHOD We used provincial administrative data to describe patterns of medical services provided to(More)
BACKGROUND Results from previous studies on the incidence rates for schizophrenia are inconsistent, with some showing a declining rate [e.g., Suvisaari et al. (1999) Arch Gen Psychiatry 56:733-740] and others showing an increasing rate [e.g., Boydell et al. (2003) Br J Psychiatry 182:45-49]. OBJECTIVE This study examines (1) whether incidence rates are(More)
BACKGROUND One in three young people use cannabis in Canada. Cannabis use can be associated with a variety of health problems which occur primarily among intensive/frequent users. Availability and effectiveness of conventional treatment for cannabis use is limited. While Brief Interventions (BIs) have been shown to result in short-term reductions of(More)
2 Acknowledgements The Joint Home Offi ce ACPO team would like to express their thanks to all those involved in contributing towards the drafting of this document The front cover photograph is reproduced with permission from This publication may reasonably be reproduced (but not the Royal Arms or any other departmental or agency logos) free of charge in any(More)