Title A preliminary taxonomy and a standard knowledge base for mental-health system indicators in Spain
Authors Salvador-Carulla L., SALINAS PÉREZ, JOSÉ ALBERTO, Martín M., Grané M.-S., Gibert K., Roca M., Bulbena A., SALINAS PÉREZ, JOSÉ ALBERTO
External publication No
Means Int. J. Ment. Health Syst.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
SJR Quartile 1
SJR Impact 0.38900
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-78649526094&doi=10.1186%2f1752-4458-4-29&partnerID=40&md5=6d17f389af397274bd401081d472a41e
Publication date 01/01/2010
ISI 000208218900029
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-78649526094
DOI 10.1186/1752-4458-4-29
Abstract Background: There are many sources of information for mental health indicators but we lack a comprehensive classification and hierarchy to improve their use in mental health planning. This study aims at developing a preliminary taxonomy and its related knowledge base of mental health indicators usable in Spain.Methods: A qualitative method with two experts panels was used to develop a framing document, a preliminary taxonomy with a conceptual map of health indicators, and a knowledge base consisting of key documents, glossary and database of indicators with an evaluation of their relevance for Spain.Results: A total of 661 indicators were identified and organised hierarchically in 4 domains (Context, Resources, Use and Results), 12 subdomains and 56 types. Among these the expert panels identified 200 indicators of relevance for the Spanish system.Conclusions: The classification and hierarchical ordering of the mental health indicators, the evaluation according to their level of relevance and their incorporation into a knowledge base are crucial for the development of a basic list of indicators for use in mental health planning. © 2010 Salvador-Carulla et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
Keywords article; health care; health care planning; human; knowledge; mental health; mental health care; priority journal; reference database; Spain; taxonomy
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