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Integrating mental health services into a general hospital in Puerto Rico.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23543328     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The prevalence of mental health problems in the general population should be carefully considered. The literature has reported a high co-morbidity of medical and mental illnesses; therefore, collaborative efforts incorporating psychological services into medical settings are imperative. In Puerto Rico, this is not a regular practice in general hospitals. Improving access to mental health services is a challenge and requires the creation of new venues within the healthcare system. This paper describes the theoretical framework, mission, and objectives of the Clinical Psychology Services Program (CPSP) implemented at Damas Hospital in Puerto Rico. From December 2002 to December 2010, a total of 13,580 visits were made to inpatients in diverse clinical units of the hospital; 61% of all inpatients evaluated met the criteria for at least one mental health disorder based on the DSM-IV-TR. The CPSP's outcomes highlight the acceptance and relevance of incorporating mental health services and clinical psychologists into general hospitals.
Authors:
J Jiménez; D Rivera; P Benítez; H Tarrats; A Ramos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical psychology in medical settings     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1573-3572     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Psychol Med Settings     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-08-21     Completed Date:  2014-04-11     Revised Date:  2014-04-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9435680     Medline TA:  J Clin Psychol Med Settings     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  294-301     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated / economics,  methods*
Hospitals, General*
Humans
Mental Disorders / economics,  therapy*
Mental Health Services / economics,  organization & administration*
Psychology, Clinical / economics,  methods*
Puerto Rico
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
G12 MD007579/MD/NIMHD NIH HHS; G12 RR003050/RR/NCRR NIH HHS

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