Ongoing study - The KCE is studying somatic health care in persons with a severe mental illness. The study will focus on persons admitted to psychiatric hospitals, psychiatric departments in general hospitals, psychiatric care homes (PVT-MSP), or when living in protected living environments (IBW-IHP). The aim of the project is to understand how somatic care is organised and how this can be improved.
The project will describe the status of somatic care of the psychiatric patient in Belgium, investigate barriers and bottle necks through interviews with stakeholders, and will review the financial aspects of somatic care. In addition we will review existing international guidelines. Together with the stakeholders a critical analysis will look at priority points and possible solutions.