Nurse in charge: Margarita de Castro Palomino
Entity/Agency in charge: Institut d’Assistència Sanitària
Xarxa de Salut Mental i Addiccions de les comarques gironines (the mental healthcare and addiction network of Girona) has been recognized as a referential model both nationally and internationally by the European study REFINEMENT (Research on Financing systems’ Effect on the quality of Mental health care) that analyses how funding systems affect quality of mental healthcare and compares existing models in Europe (Italy, Austria, Spain, United Kingdom, France, Finland, Swede, Estonia and Romania). This study reveals the effectiveness and quality in the care given to people with mental illness.
According to the analysis the network in Girona, which is the one with the less hospital resources, the shortest average stay in hospital and the lowest rate of healthcare professionals in Europe among other items experiments: