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In spite of the high prevalence of mental health disorders in Chile, thereis a significant financing deficit in this area when compared to the world’saverage. The financing for mental health has not increased in accordancewith the objectives proposed in the 2000 Chilean National Mental Healthand Psychiatry Plan, and only three of the six mental health prioritiesproposed by this plan have secure financial coverage. The National HealthStrategy for the Fulfilment of Health Objectives for the decade 2011-2020acknowledges that mental disorders worsen the quality of life, increase therisk of physical illness, and have a substantial economic cost for the country.Thus, this article focuses on the importance of investing in mental health,the cost of not doing so, and the need for local mental health research. Thearticle discusses how the United States is trying to eliminate the financialdiscrimination suffered by patients with mental health disorders, and concludeswith public policy recommendations for Chile.Nota general

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Author: Errázuriz, Paula; - Valdés, Camila; - Vöhringer, Paul A.; - Calvo, Esteban; -



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