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Table 2 Staff availability and resources for mental health care in Italy and in the other G7 countries

From: Forty years without mental hospitals in Italy

  Canada France Germany Italy Japan UK USA
Staffa
 Psychiatrists working in mental health sector (per 100,000) 12.61 22.35 15.23 7.83 10.1 14.63 12.40
 Nurses working in mental health sector (per 100 000) 65.0 86.21 56.06 19.28 102.55 67.35 3.07
 Social workers working in mental health sector (per 100 000) NA 3.83 NA 1.93 6.06 1.99 17.93
 Psychologists working in mental health sector (per 100 000) 46.56 47.9 NA 2.58 3.99 12.83 29.03
Inpatient facilitiesb
 Beds for mental health in general hospitals (per 100 000) NA 22.72 41.08 10.95 73.12 50.63 14.36
 Beds in community residential facilities (per 100 000) NA NA NA 46.41 16.23 2.28 22.29
 Beds in mental hospitals (per 100 000) 31.38 71.81 47.62 0 204.4 7.99 19.44
Outpatient facilitiesb
 Mental health outpatient facilities (per 100,000) NA 5.75 30.32 1.43 2.31 4.94 1.95
 Day treatment facilities (per 100,000) NA 3.50 0.61 1.34 1.05 2.88 NA
  1. NA not available
  2. aFrom WHO Global Health Observatory (GHO)
  3. bFrom WHO ATLAS