Estudos de Psicologia (Natal)
On-line version ISSN 1678-4669
LIRIA, Alberto Fernández; PEREZ, Ana Moreno and CASES, Juan González. The network of mental health care in the hospital universitário Principe de Asturias in Madrid (Spain). Estud. psicol. (Natal) [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.3, pp.319-327. ISSN 1678-4669. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-294X2011000300016.
We describe the structure and functioning of a public mental health care network that covers a population of 450.000 inhabitants in the metropolitan east area of Madrid. It is a network that operates as part of a public, universal and without payment at the time of being attended National Health Service, although it is granted from several different public founders and some of the providers are private institutions employed by the public system. It includes 229 mental health professionals work in 26 integrated inter-professional teams. In addition to the functions of care, the network develops teaching and research work.
Keywords : mental health care systems; mental health network; community mental health.