Australian mental health reform: time for real outcomes.

@article{Hickie2005AustralianMH,
  title={Australian mental health reform: time for real outcomes.},
  author={Ian B. Hickie and Grace L Groom and Patrick D. McGorry and Tracey A Davenport and Georgina M. Luscombe},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  year={2005},
  volume={182 8},
  pages={401-6}
}
After 12 years of national mental health reform, major service gaps and poor experiences of care are common. The mental health community reports little progress in implementing its key priorities, such as expanded early-intervention programs, comanagement of people with mental health problems and related alcohol or substance misuse, and widening of the spectrum of acute care settings. We propose new national targets for reducing the social and economic costs of poor mental health; these include… CONTINUE READING

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