Integrating Mental Health Into Primary Care

Integrating Mental Health Into Primary Care

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Presents the justification and advantages of providing mental health services in primary care. Provides advice on how to implement and scale-up primary care for mental health, and describes how a range of health systems have successfully undertaken this transformation. Part 1 provides the context for understanding primary care for mental health within the broader health care system. Part 2 explains how to successfully integrate mental health into primary care and highlights 10 common principles which are central to this effort. It also presents 12 detailed case examples to illustrate how a range of health systems have undertaken this transformation. Annex 1 provides information about the skills and competencies that are required to effectively assess, diagnose, treat, support and refer people with mental disorders.Payment is made through reimbursements from government through a€œbulk billinga€ , private health insurance, out of pocket payment, or a combination of these. ... private sector pharmacies are subsidized directly by the Commonwealth Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. ... per capita (International $, 2004): 3123 Total expenditure on health as a percentage of GDP (2004): 9.6% Belize: national context at aanbsp;...

Title:Integrating Mental Health Into Primary Care
Author:World Health Organization
Publisher:World Health Organization - 2008


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