How to fill the hole in the social safety net? Mental health is under-resourced on the medical side, have you seen it? Whether four years ago or four years later, President Tsai Ing-wen mentioned issues such as the social safety net and mental illness during his inauguration. However, to fill the hole in the social safety net? The problem of chronic under-resourced mental health cannot be ignored. We have explained to you many times before that the current shortage of community spiritual care resources in Taiwan. But in fact, not only the community side, but also the mental health care resources of the hospital side, also have the dilemma of insufficient resources. Both the psychiatric field and the Ministry of Health and Welfare have pointed out that the psychiatric department is underpaid.
What is the specific situation of "underpayment of mental health insurance"? After consulting all parties, we have compiled the following information, and would like to talk to you about the current difficulties of mental health in the medical field. 1 Photo Credit: Wang Wanyu Psychiatric health care costs are too low In terms of diagnosis by disease, the proportion of psychiatric medicine has been maintained at about 4-5%. We understand that health care resources are limited, Wedding Photo Editing and the system design has a certain limit on the total amount, and the total amount is not easy to increase. However, over the past 20 years, the overall prevalence of mental illness has been increasing due to socioeconomic and life changes. Observing the data changes from 2016 to 2018, in 2016, the total number of psychiatric patients in Taiwan was 2.52 million, and the number of patients was 21 million. People, the growth rate is 10% in just two years. On the whole, especially in the part of physical and mental diseases: depression,
anxiety, insomnia, etc. In addition, emotional disorders, childhood and adolescent problems, personality disorders, and emerging problems such as Internet gaming addiction, plus some patients, suffer from more than two psychiatric disorders (multiple diagnoses). In addition, in addition to neurology, many patients with dementia are currently receiving psychiatric treatment for combined mental symptoms, and the number of people seeking medical treatment brought about by the effective suicide prevention and treatment in recent years has increased the demand for psychiatric medical treatment. However, in terms of the current psychiatric health insurance coverage, it is not enough to meet the increasing demand for psychiatric medical treatment year by year. 1