TABLE 1Provider Classifications and Abbreviations

Provider CategoryTypeAbbreviation
Community/Lay WorkerPeer/service userPR
Community health care worker/health extension workerCHW
Non-specialized, Non-prescribingPharmacistPH
Social WorkerSW
Occupational TherapistOT
Non-specialized, PrescribingClinical/health officerCO
NurseRN
Medical doctor/general practitionerMD
SpecializedPsychiatric NursePRN
PsychologistPY
NeurologistNE
PsychiatristPS

From: MNS DISORDER PROVIDERS

Cover of Strengthening Human Resources Through Development of Candidate Core Competencies for Mental, Neurological, and Substance Use Disorders in Sub-Saharan Africa
Strengthening Human Resources Through Development of Candidate Core Competencies for Mental, Neurological, and Substance Use Disorders in Sub-Saharan Africa: Workshop Summary.
A Collaboration of the Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders and the African Science Academy Development Initiative; Board on Health Sciences Policy; Institute of Medicine.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2013 Oct 8.
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