The REFINEMENT Glossary of Terms: An International Terminology for Mental Health Systems Assessment

Ilaria Montagni, Luis Salvador-Carulla, David Mcdaid, Christa Straßmayr, Florian Endel, Petri Näätänen, Jorid Kalseth, Birgitte Kalseth, Valeria Donisi, Karine Chevreul, Amélie Prigent, Raluca Sfectu, Carmen Pauna, Mencia R. Gutiérrez-Colosia, Francesco Amaddeo, Heinz Katschnig

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Abstract

Comparing mental health systems across countries is difficult because of the lack of an agreed upon terminology covering services and related financing issues. Within the European Union project REFINEMENT, international mental health care experts applied an innovative mixed “top-down” and “bottom-up” approach following a multistep design thinking strategy to compile a glossary on mental health systems, using local services as pilots. The final REFINEMENT glossary consisted of 432 terms related to service provision, service utilisation, quality of care and financing. The aim of this study was to describe the iterative process and methodology of developing this glossary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)342-351
Number of pages10
JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes

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