Servicios de Colocación de Salud Mental en Grupos Médicos Primarios en Puerto Rico: Facilitadores, Barreras, y Recomendaciones para el Futuro


  • Aubrey Dueweke Medical University of South Carolina
  • Andel Nicasio Universidad Carlos Albizu
  • Rosaura Orengo-Aguayo Medical University of South Carolina

Palabras clave:

servicios de colocación, facilitadores, barreras, recomendaciones, salud mental, Puerto Rico


Introducción: Hay una gran necesidad de servicios de salud mental en Puerto Rico. La integración de los proveedores de salud mental en la atención primaria puede aumentar el acceso. Nuestro objetivo era identificar facilitadores, barreras y recomendaciones sobre cómo mejorar los servicios de colocación en los grupos médicos primarios en Puerto Rico. Método: Se realizaron dos grupos focales (uno con representantes de un MBHO [n = 7] y uno con proveedores de salud mental colocados [n = 6]) para recopilar información sobre sus experiencias. Se utilizó codificación temática para analizar los datos de los grupos focales. Resultados: Los participantes señalaron varios facilitadores y barreras para la utilización de servicios de colocación y dieron recomendaciones sobre cómo mejorar el modelo. Discusión: La integración de los récords médicos, la cobertura más amplia de seguro para los servicios de salud mental, la capacitación adicional para médicos, y la implementación de un proceso estandarizado de cernimiento para problemas de salud mental podrían ser pasos importantes para mejorar los servicios de colocación en Puerto Rico.


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