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Prevalência e tendências temporais de transtornos mentais necessitando de tratamento de internação na cidade de Porto Alegre: Um estudo de toda a cidade incluindo todas as internações por motivo de saúde mental no sistema público de 2013-2017

Salum, Giovanni A., Leite, Loiva Dos S., Dos Santos, Sara Jane E., Mazzini, Gabriel, Baeza, Fernanda L.C., Spanemberg, Lucas, Evans-Lacko, Sara, Sato, João Ricardo, Do Nascimento, Diane M., Frank, Thiago, Pfeil, Juliana, Katz, Natan, Osório, Jorge, Dos Santos, Paulo Ricardo, Da Silva, Eliana, Nunes, Christiane, Soares, Kelma Nunes, Machado, Ângela Maria Grando, Breyer, Tatiana, Rodrigues, Márcio, Galão, Adriani, Motta, Gledis Lisiane, Schuch, Silvia, Osório, Eduardo, Rodrigues, Cláudia, Sturmer, Pablo de Lannoy and Harzheim, Erno (2020) Prevalência e tendências temporais de transtornos mentais necessitando de tratamento de internação na cidade de Porto Alegre: Um estudo de toda a cidade incluindo todas as internações por motivo de saúde mental no sistema público de 2013-2017. Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, 42 (1). pp. 86-91. ISSN 2237-6089

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Identification Number: 10.1590/2237-6089-2018-0115

Abstract

Objectives: To investigate the 5-year prevalence of patients admitted to public inpatient care units due to a mental disorder, stratifying them by age group and diagnosis, and to assess trends of admissions over this time period in Porto Alegre. Methods: All admissions to the public mental health care system regulated by the city-owned electronic system Administração Geral dos Hospitais (AGHOS) were included in the analysis. The total population size was obtained by estimations of Fundação de Economia e Estatística (FEE). General information about 5-year prevalence of inpatient admissions, time-series trends e prevalence by age groups and diagnosis were presented. Results: There were 32,608 admissions over the 5-year period analyzed. The overall prevalence of patients was 1.62% among the total population, 0.01% among children, 1.12% among adolescents, 2.28% among adults and 0.93% among the elderly. The most common diagnosis was drug-related, followed by mood, alcohol-related and psychotic disorders. There was a linear trend showing an increase in the number of admissions from 2013 to the midst of 2014, which dropped in 2015. Conclusions: Admissions due to mental disorders are relatively common, mainly among adults and related to drug use and mood disorders. Time trends varied slightly over the 5 years. Prevalence rates in real-world settings might be useful for policymakers interested in planning the public mental health system in large Brazilian cities.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_serial...
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: Personal Social Services Research Unit
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 14 May 2020 14:15
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2020 10:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/104414

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