European Union : Mental healthcare ecosystems

Mencia R. Gutierrez-Colosia, Jose Salinas Perez, Luis Salvador-Carulla

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    Mental health care is a health policy priority in Europe and the reform and scaling-up of services a key target. For that, a more balanced hospital-ambulatory approach is needed as it has been recognized that community-based care has a positive impact in quality of life of patients. The generation and use of scientific knowledge for mental health policy and planning is essential on the path to a balanced system. Health care ecosystem research follows a bottom-up approach that intends to include the local evidence of mental health care systems to overcome the usual limited top-down perspective. For that purpose, system tools like mental health atlas are now providing standardized empirical data about service provision in an area, based on taxonomies like the ESMS/DESDE system. Atlases in turn, support advanced modelling tools like the Efficient Decision Support -Mental Health (EDeS-MH) to improve knowledge on the health ecosystem, resource allocation and management in regional planning.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationResearch Handbook on Mental Health Policy
    EditorsChristopher Hudson
    PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Electronic)9781800372788
    ISBN (Print)9781800372771
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2023


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