›› 2010, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (8): 932-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2010.08.015

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Investigations in mental health service financing in 19 districts of Shanghai

CHEN Yang1, ZHAN Guo-fang2, ZHANG Yun-ting1, ZHANG Hao1, DING Lei1, LU Lin1, ZHAO Ming3, LI Zhi-jian3, MA Jin1   

  1. 1.School of Public Health, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200025, China;2.Department of Disease Prevention and Control, Shanghai Municipal Health Bureau, Shanghai 200040, China;3.Antai College of Economics &|Management, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200052, China
  • Online:2010-08-25 Published:2010-08-27
  • Supported by:

    Shanghai Education Committee Foundation, 2006SHWK01


Objective To analyse the current situations of mental health service financing in 19 districts of Shanghai, and propose advise for improvement of mental health service financing mechanism in Shanghai. Methods The prevalences of mental diseases, conditions of mental health service supply, general financial situations and financing situations of mental health service in 19 districts of Shanghai were investigated, and the problems existing in mental health service financing were analysed. Results Government investment was less than 30% of the total incomes in 13 district mental health centers, and conditions differed significantly among districts. The majority of incomes of mental health centers came from medical treatment and drugs. Conclusion Government investment in mental health service is insufficient now in Shanghai. District government should allocate a rational budget to ensure a favorable mental health service supply.

Key words: mental health service, financing, district, Shanghai