Every health care system requires an adequate health care workforce, service delivery, financial support, and information technology. During the COVID-19 pandemic, global health systems were ill prepared to address the rising prevalence of mental health problems, especially in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs), thereby increasing treatment gaps. To close these gaps globally, task shifting and telepsychiatry should be made available and maximized, particularly in LMICs. Task shifting to nonspecialist health workers to improve essential mental health coverage and encourage effi-cient use of the available resources and technology has become the most viable strategy. Psychiatric Services 2022; 73:231-234; doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.202000774

Scaling Up Global Mental Health Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

Orsolini, Laura;
2022

Abstract

Every health care system requires an adequate health care workforce, service delivery, financial support, and information technology. During the COVID-19 pandemic, global health systems were ill prepared to address the rising prevalence of mental health problems, especially in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs), thereby increasing treatment gaps. To close these gaps globally, task shifting and telepsychiatry should be made available and maximized, particularly in LMICs. Task shifting to nonspecialist health workers to improve essential mental health coverage and encourage effi-cient use of the available resources and technology has become the most viable strategy. Psychiatric Services 2022; 73:231-234; doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.202000774
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