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Table 3 Country comparisons for various measures of mental health service provision.

From: Cross-sectional survey of users of Internet depression communities

Compare by Countries United Kingdom Sweden Denmark Norway Germany Austria
Rates of consultation in past year in our study High Medium High High Low Medium
Rates of current treatment in our study High Medium High Medium Low Medium
Presence of therapeutic drug policy/essential list of drugs present absent absent present not available absent
Most important method of financing mental health care tax based tax based tax based social insurance social insurance social insurance
Presence of mental health care facilities in primary care present present present present present present
Presence of community care in mental health present present present present present present
Number of psychiatrists/100,000 population 11 20 16 20 7.3 10
Number of psychologists working in mental health/100,000 population 9 76 85 68 not available 36.9
Number of psychiatric nurses/100,000 population 104 32 59 42 52 38.9
Number of social workers working in mental health/100,000 population 58 not available 7 not available not available 103.4
  1. Source: Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence. Mental Health Resources in the World. Project ATLAS. 2002. Geneva, World Health Organization. http://cvdinfobase.ca/mh-atlas