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June 1986 (Volume 64)
Gary W. Shannon
Rashid L. Bashshur
Joseph E. Lovett
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The inverse relationship between distance from mental health services and their use has been noted over many decades and on several continents. Although many factors-diagnostic, socio-economic, and nosocomial-may modify this correlation, its persistence is remarkable. As other barriers to use are diminished, distance remains a mutable variable for planning more effective use of many health care services.
Author(s): Gary W. Shannon; Rashid L. Bashshur; Joseph E. Lovett
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Volume 64, Issue 2 (pages 302–330) Published in 1986
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