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Evaluating mental health care and policy in Spain

Salvador-Carulla, Luis, Costa-Font, Joan ORCID: 0000-0001-7174-7919, Cabases, Juan, McDaid, David ORCID: 0000-0003-0744-2664 and Alonso, Jordi (2010) Evaluating mental health care and policy in Spain. Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, 13 (2). pp. 73-86. ISSN 1091-4358

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The reform of mental health care (MHC) systems is a key health policy target worldwide. To discuss the organisation, provision and financing of MHC in Spain. We draw upon existing literature, reports and empirical data from regional and national health plans, as well as European reports pertinent to Spain. In addition an expert panel has reviewed the features of MHC, namely its history, characteristics and determinants. Spain has moved to full de-institutionalisation alongside coverage expansion and policy innovation. There remains a lack of earmarked budgets for MHC , an imbalance in MHC reforms, and a lack of monitoring of the reform process. The new focus is on how to improve coordination within and across sectors, tackle socio-economic inequalities, monitoring trends including trans-institutionalisation, services to meet the needs of new migrants, as well as those of the rural population.

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Additional Information: © 2010 ICMPE
Divisions: Social Policy
European Institute
LSE Health
Personal Social Services Research Unit
Health Policy
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2010 12:48
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2024 01:33

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