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We have published our April Policy Brief written Manfred Huber and
Kristian Wahlbeck on the research findings of the of the project
"Access to Health Care for People with Mental Disorders in Europe"
Poverty and social exclusion continue to be serious challenges across
the European union and for health systems in member states. People with
mental disorders are at high risk of poverty, stigmatisation and social
exclusion. They are also more likely to face physical health problems
and to die prematurely. there is evidence that they do not receive the
general health care that best responds to their needs. Improved access
to general health care is therefore essential to minimising disadvantage
for people with mental disorders. This policy Brief outlines hurdles of
access to health care for people with mental disorders and discusses
Please feel free to forward the Policy Brief to people who might be
Annette Hexelschneider, Dipl.-Ing.
Head of Knowledge and Information Management Support Unit
European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research
A-1090 Vienna (Austria)
Tel: +43-1-319 45 05-23
Fax: +43-1-319 45 05-19
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