9. An Introduction to Mental Health Services Research

  1. Ming T. Tsuang6,7,
  2. Mauricio Tohen8,9 and
  3. Peter B. Jones10
  1. Anna Fernández1,2,
  2. Alejandra Pinto-Meza1,2,
  3. Antoni Serrano-Blanco1,2,
  4. Jordi Alonso3,4 and
  5. Josep Maria Haro1,5

Published Online: 14 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470976739.ch9

Textbook of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Third Edition

Textbook of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Fernández, A., Pinto-Meza, A., Serrano-Blanco, A., Alonso, J. and Haro, J. M. (2011) An Introduction to Mental Health Services Research, in Textbook of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Third Edition (eds M. T. Tsuang, M. Tohen and P. B. Jones), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470976739.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 6

    Center for Behavioral Genomics, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla CA 92039, USA

  2. 7

    Harvard Institute of Psychiatric Epidemiology & Genetics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA

  3. 8

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Centre at San Antonio, USA

  4. 9

    Division of Mood and Anxiety Disorders, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7526 Louis Pasteur Drive, San Antonio TX 78229-3900, USA

  5. 10

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Box 189, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Fundacío Sant Joan de Déu Research and Development Unit, Dr. Antoni Pujadas, 42., 08830 Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

  2. 2

    Research and Development Unit, Sant Joan de Déu-SSM, Fundació Sant Joan de Déu, Barcelona, Spain, Red de Investigaciones en Actividades de Prevención y Promoción de la Salud (REDIAPP), Spain

  3. 3

    Health Services Research Unit (IMIM-Hospital del Mar), CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Spain, Master's Program in Public Health (UPF-UAB), Carrer del Doctor Aiguader, Barcelona, Spain

  4. 4

    Carrer del Doctor Aiguader, 88, Edifici PRBB, E-08003 Barcelona, Spain

  5. 5

    Research and Development Unit, Sant Joan de Déu-SSM, Fundació Sant Joan de Déu, Barcelona, Spain, CIBER Salud Mental (CIBERSAM)

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470694671

Online ISBN: 9780470976739

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Keywords:

  • the matrix model;
  • need;
  • appropriateness;
  • small area variation;
  • equity;
  • Andersen's behavioral model;
  • WHO mental health atlas;
  • WHO mental health survey consortium;
  • psychiatric deinstitutionalization

Summary

This chapter aims to be an introduction to mental health services research (Mental HSR). It is organised in four sections. In the first section, different definitions of Mental HSR are presented and the general challenges faced by Mental HSR are discussed. In the second section, the authors describe and discuss the conceptual framework for Mental HSR developed by Tansella and Thornicroft. In the third section Fernández et al. examine the key concepts in Mental HSR. Lastly, some examples of Mental HSR are presented.