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Barriers to delivering mental health services in Georgia with an economic and financial focus: informing policy and acting on evidence

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, February 2018
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Title
Barriers to delivering mental health services in Georgia with an economic and financial focus: informing policy and acting on evidence
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, February 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12913-018-2912-5
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Authors

Lela Sulaberidze, Stuart Green, Ivdity Chikovani, Maia Uchaneishvili, George Gotsadze

Abstract

Whilst there is recognition that the global burden of disease associated with mental health disorders is significant, the economic resources available, especially in Low and Middle Income Countries, are particularly scarce. Identifying the economic (system) and financial (individual) barriers to delivering mental health services and assessing the opportunities for reform can support the development of strategies for change. A mixed methods study was developed, which engaged with a range of stakeholders from mental health services, including key informants, service managers, healthcare professional and patients and their care-takers. Data generated from interviews and focus groups were analysed using an existing framework that outlines a range of economic and financial barriers to improving mental health practice. In addition, the study utilised health financing and programmatic data. The analysis identified a variety of local economic barriers, including: the inhibition of the diversification of the mental health workforce and services due to inflexible resources; the variable and limited provision of services across the country; and the absence of mechanisms to assess the delivery and quality of existing services. The main financial barriers identified were related to out-of pocket payments for purchasing high quality medications and transportation to access mental health services. Whilst scarcity of financial resources exists in Georgia, as in many other countries, there are clear opportunities to improve the effectiveness of the current mental health programme. Addressing system-wide barriers could enable the delivery of services that aim to meet the needs of patients. The use of existing data to assess the implementation of the mental health programme offers opportunities to benchmark and improve services and to support the appropriate commissioning and reconfiguration of services.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 22 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 23%
Unspecified 4 18%
Student > Master 3 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 9%
Student > Bachelor 2 9%
Other 6 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 36%
Unspecified 4 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 14%
Arts and Humanities 1 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 5%
Other 5 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 February 2018.
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#6,948,539
of 12,516,641 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#2,429
of 4,151 outputs
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#154,781
of 346,114 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#1
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