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The REFINEMENT Glossary of Terms: An International Terminology for Mental Health Systems Assessment

Montagni, Ilaria; Salvador-Carulla, Luis; McDaid, David; Straßmayr, Christa; Endel, Florian; Näätänen, Petri; Kalseth, Birgitte; Matosevic, Tihana; Donisi, Valeria; Chevreul, Karine; Prigent, Amélie; Sfectu, Raluca; Pauna, Carmen; Gutiérrez‑Colosia, Mencia R.; Amaddeo, Francesco; Katschnig, Heinz


Comparing mental health systems across countries is difficult because of the lack of an agreed upon terminology covering services and related financing issues. Within the European Union project REFINEMENT, international mental health care experts applied an innovative mixed "top-down" and "bottom-up" approach following a multistep design thinking strategy to compile a glossary on mental health systems, using local services as pilots. The final REFINEMENT glossary consisted of 432 terms related...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
DOI: 10.1007/s10488-017-0826-x


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