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The mental health care model in Brazil: analyses of the funding, governance processes, and mechanisms of assessment

Overview of attention for article published in Revista de Saúde Pública, January 2017
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The mental health care model in Brazil: analyses of the funding, governance processes, and mechanisms of assessment
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Revista de Saúde Pública, January 2017
DOI 10.1590/s1518-8787.2017051006059
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Thiago Lavras Trapé, Rosana Onocko Campos


This study aims to analyze the current status of the mental health care model of the Brazilian Unified Health System, according to its funding, governance processes, and mechanisms of assessment. We have carried out a documentary analysis of the ordinances, technical reports, conference reports, normative resolutions, and decrees from 2009 to 2014. This is a time of consolidation of the psychosocial model, with expansion of the health care network and inversion of the funding for community services with a strong emphasis on the area of crack cocaine and other drugs. Mental health is an underfunded area within the chronically underfunded Brazilian Unified Health System. The governance model constrains the progress of essential services, which creates the need for the incorporation of a process of regionalization of the management. The mechanisms of assessment are not incorporated into the health policy in the bureaucratic field. There is a need to expand the global funding of the area of health, specifically mental health, which has been shown to be a successful policy. The current focus of the policy seems to be archaic in relation to the precepts of the psychosocial model. Mechanisms of assessment need to be expanded. Analisar o estágio atual do modelo de atenção à saúde mental do Sistema Único de Saúde, segundo seu financiamento, processos de governança e mecanismos de avaliação. Foi realizada uma análise documental de portarias, informes técnicos, relatórios de conferência, resoluções e decretos de 2009 a 2014. Trata-se de um momento de consolidação do modelo psicossocial, com ampliação da rede assistencial, inversão de financiamento para serviços comunitários com forte ênfase na área de crack e outras drogas. A saúde mental é uma área subfinanciada dentro do subfinanciamento crônico do Sistema Único de Saúde. O modelo de governança constrange o avanço de serviços essenciais, havendo a necessidade da incorporação de um processo de regionalização da gestão. Os mecanismos avaliativos no campo burocrático se mostram pouco incorporados à política de saúde. É necessário ampliar o financiamento global da saúde e específico da saúde mental, que vem se constituindo como uma política exitosa. O foco atual da política se mostra anacrônico aos preceitos do modelo psicossocial. Aponta-se a necessidade de ampliação de mecanismos avaliativos.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 75 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 21 28%
Student > Bachelor 8 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 8%
Researcher 5 7%
Student > Postgraduate 4 5%
Other 13 17%
Unknown 19 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 14%
Psychology 10 13%
Social Sciences 5 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 3%
Other 8 11%
Unknown 22 29%

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