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Learning from low income countries: what are the lessons?: Partnerships in mental health are possible without multidisciplinary teams

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7475.1184-c (Published 11 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1184
  1. Nisha Dogra, senior lecturer (nd13@leicester.ac.uk),
  2. Olayinka O Omigbodun, senior lecturer in psychiatry
  1. Greenwood Institute of Child Health, University of Leicester, Leicester LE3 0QU
  2. College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

    EDITOR—In the United Kingdom a generic specialist multidisciplinary mental health service for children and adolescents at tier 3, with teaching responsibilities, providing evidence based interventions for 0-17 year olds, would need a minimum of 20 whole time equivalents per 100 000 population.1 In the university hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria, one child psychiatrist serves a population of three million …

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