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Access to psychological treatment varies widely across England

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5752 (Published 19 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5752
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

Access to psychological treatment for people with anxiety and depressive disorders varies widely across England, as most patients in some areas are seen within a month of referral while in other areas the figure is less than a quarter.

Figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre showed that 947 640 people were referred to the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme in England in 2013-14.1 Nearly two thirds (63%) of …

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