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Analysis of the mental health service provision in Qatar: Progressing in community mental health in a Middle East country

dc.contributor.authorSalinas Pérez, José A.
dc.contributor.authorGhuloum, Suhaila
dc.contributor.authorRuiz Gutiérrez Colosía, Mencía
dc.contributor.authorBagheri, Nasser
dc.contributor.authorSalvador Carulla, Luis
dc.date.accessioned2023-11-13T17:03:30Z
dc.date.available2023-11-13T17:03:30Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationSalinas Pérez José A, et al. Analysis of the mental health service provision in Qatar: Progressing in community mental health in a Middle East country. Front. Psychiatry 2022; 13.es
dc.identifier.issn1664-0640
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12412/4525
dc.description.abstractBackground: 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.es
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dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional*
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dc.titleAnalysis of the mental health service provision in Qatar: Progressing in community mental health in a Middle East countryes
dc.typearticlees
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fpsyt.2022.1095788
dc.journal.titleFrontiers in Psychiatryes
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccesses
dc.subject.keywordMental health serviceses
dc.subject.keywordIntegrated atlases
dc.subject.keywordDESDE-LTCes
dc.subject.keywordHealthcare ecosystemes
dc.subject.keywordHealth planninges
dc.subject.keywordQatares
dc.volume.number13es


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