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Table 2 Characteristics of the use of mental health services based on the RAMQ

From: Discrepancies between survey and administrative data on the use of mental health services in the general population: findings from a study conducted in Québec

  Agreement
CCHS-RAMQ
(n = 157 )a
Disagreement
CCHS-RAMQ
(n = 481 )a
Total sample
(n = 637 )a
Number of mental health services    
Mean 8.61 ± 11.73 2.67 ± 3.92 4.12 ± 7.19
1 32 (20.4%) 215 (44.7%) 247 (38.7%)
2 21 (13.4%) 117 (24.3%) 138 (21.6%)
3 and more 104 (66.2%) 149 (31.0%) 253 (39.7%)
Number of criteria satisfied    
1 44 (28.2%) 277 (57.6%) 321 (50.4%)
2 75 (48.1%) 184 (38.3%) 259 (40.7%)
3 37 (23.7%) 20 (4.2%) 57 (8.9%)
Type of criterion satisfiedb    
Specialty: psychiatry 40 (25.5%) 23 (4.8%) 63 (9.9%)
Psychiatric act 129 (82.2%) 352 (73.2%) 481 (75.5%)
Psychiatric diagnostic 139 (85.51%) 351 (73.0%) 490 (76.9%)
Medical specialty of physicianb    
General practitioner 137 (87.3%) 466 (96.9%) 603 (94.7%)
Psychiatrist 40 (25.5%) 23 (4.8%) 63 (9.9%)
Type of psychiatric actb    
Consultation 23 (14.6%) 17 (3.5%) 40 (6.3%)
Complete exam 48 (30.8%) 36 (7.5%) 84 (13.2%)
Psychiatric treatment 119 (75.8%) 334 (69.4%) 453 (71.0%)
Interval between most recent mental health service and survey interview    
1-3 months 92 (59.4%) 144 (29.9%) 236 (37.1%)
3-6 months 39 (25.2%) 150 (31.2%) 189 (29.7%)
6-9 months 13 (8.4%) 100 (20.8%) 113 (17.8%)
9-12 months 11 (7.1%) 87 (18.1%) 98 (15.4%)
  1. a Un-weighted number of respondents. The other numbers in the Table are weighted.
  2. b The percentages for type of criteria, medical specialty of physician and type of psychiatric act are not additive since an individual can have satisfied different criteria, meet different physicians and had different act in different medical visits.