Título Analysis of the mental health service provision in Qatar: Progressing in community mental health in a Middle East country
Autores SALINAS PÉREZ, JOSÉ ALBERTO, Ghuloum S. , RUIZ GUTIÉRREZ COLOSIA, MENCIA, Bagheri N. , Salvador-Carulla L.
Publicación externa No
Medio Front. Psychiatry
Alcance Article
Naturaleza Científica
Cuartil JCR 2
Cuartil SJR 1
Impacto JCR 4.70000
Impacto SJR 1.22200
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85145313777&doi=10.3389%2ffpsyt.2022.1095788&partnerID=40&md5=7aec3f98cc90b27038f9c174cf452520
Fecha de publicacion 16/12/2022
ISI 000905632100001
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85145313777
DOI 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.1095788
Abstract Background: Qatari health planning in the last decade aimed to make the transition from the traditional hospital-based psychiatric care to a community-based care, building an integrated and comprehensive mental health system. The objective of this study was to explore the mental health service provision in Qatar in 2018 and 2022. This time span coincided with two mental health plans (2013–2018 and 2019–2022) and one health plan (2018–2022). Methods: This study followed a healthcare ecosystem approach, including context analysis and the standard description and classification of mental health services. Service provision was studied applying DESDE-LTC system (Description and Evaluation of Services and DirectoriEs–Long Term Care), an internationally validated methodology to assess and describe mental health services. Service data were analyzed along with sociodemographic indicators from public statistics to know the care context. Results: The availability of specialized mental health services increased for adults, although it remained the same for other age groups. The diversity of care and the weight of health-related care over social-related care also remained quite similar. It was noteworthy the development of new services for young adults, migrant workers, and female populations. Conclusion: This was the first time that this service research methodology has been applied in a Middle East country to study its mental healthcare pattern. The analysis of the mental healthcare pattern in the study time period showed the continued progress toward community-based care in Qatar in the framework of three health plans and despite the unexpected COVID-19 world pandemic. Copyright © 2022 Salinas-Perez, Ghuloum, Gutierrez-Colosia, Bagheri and Salvador-Carulla.
Palabras clave DESDE-LTC; health planning; healthcare ecosystem; integrated Atlas; mental health service; Qatar
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