National Survey "mental health within primary care"

 

National Survey "mental health within primary care"

Jointly coordinated by the WHO Collaborating Centre and La Chartreuse Hospital Center (Dijon), this action-research aims at clarifying how general practitioners work on mental disorders and what their expectations are towards the various stakeholders in mental health and psychiatry.This survey was conducted thanks to the contribution of 101 psychiatric sectors in 14 French metropolitan regions and also 2 overseas departments (Réunion, Guadeloupe). A total of 2,076 general practitioners responded to the questionnaire sent by the psychiatric sectors. The results were sent to each participating site and a national database was created.The national results of the survey were presented at the workshop WHOCC / MNASM / CH Chartreuse "General Medicine and Psychiatry: from findings to action", which took place on 28 November 2012 in Dijon.

2014 review:

Following the workshop "General Medicine and Psychiatry: "from findings to action," the WHO CC coordinated the publication of a special issue of l’Information Psychiatrique. It addresses the understandings of the pitfalls and difficulties regarding the cooperation between GP's practices and psychiatry. The papers also suggests concrete propositions for efficient shared care and for coordinated and effective prevention.

Putting the French situation into perspective, a global vision of primary care worldwide according to WHO is also presented.