Year: 1993 Source: International Journal of Mental Health, v.22, no.1, (Spring 1993), p.22-35 SIEC No: 19931135

This article discusses trends in mental health care in the western pacific region that is covered by the World Health Organization. As described in the article this region is marked by great diversity – in geography, population, and the political & socioeconomic backgrounds. Some aspects covered include: mental health services available, centralization vs. decentralization, bed availability, health insurance, planning & development of services.