Non-specialist health worker interventions for the care of mental, neurological and substance-abuse disorders in low- and middle-income countries.

@article{Ginneken2013NonspecialistHW,
  title={Non-specialist health worker interventions for the care of mental, neurological and substance-abuse disorders in low- and middle-income countries.},
  author={Nadja van Ginneken and Prathap Tharyan and Simon Lewin and G. Nagendra Rao and Shah Meera and Jessica Pian and Sudha Rao Chandrashekar and Vikram Patel},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2013},
  volume={11},
  pages={CD009149}
}
BACKGROUND Many people with mental, neurological and substance-use disorders (MNS) do not receive health care. Non-specialist health workers (NSHWs) and other professionals with health roles (OPHRs) are a key strategy for closing the treatment gap. OBJECTIVES To assess the effect of NSHWs and OPHRs delivering MNS interventions in primary and community health care in low- and middle-income countries. SEARCH METHODS We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL… CONTINUE READING
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