[Psychiatry under constraint - the issue of planning in mental health care]

Rev Med Suisse. 2009 Sep 16;5(217):1837-8, 1840-1.
[Article in French]


Given the important modifications of the "Loi sur l'Assurance maladie (LAMal)", this article gives a contribution to the hospital planification by identifying the main factors that have determined the current organisation of the psychiatric care network. We notice a gap between the orientations of these networks and the funding scheme forecast in the framework of the LAMal. In order to preserve the progressions of these last years and to avoid the negative effects of a too restrictive funding act for the assignment of the public psychiatry, the planification must result in a consensus between the state, the insurances and the multiple actors of the mental health. Otherwise, this will be done to the detriment of the activities of secondary prevention, of coordination in the network, of support to the natural helpers, and of intervention to the vulnerable populations.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Health Planning*
  • Humans
  • Mental Health Services / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Mental Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Switzerland