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Table 1 Dimensions of a framework to identify options for fair, adequate and sustainable financing of mental health care in Ethiopia

From: Moving towards universal health coverage for mental disorders in Ethiopia

Dimensions of assessing financing options Explanation of approach
Projected public health and economic consequences of mental health problems Synthesis of the evidence base from Ethiopia on epidemiology and impact of mental health problems, with consideration of future trends based on demographic and epidemiological transitions
Current and proposed governance, service delivery and financial protection arrangements for the treatment and prevention of mental health problems The status of health system leadership and management, accountability, service configurations and human resourcing, and financial protection for health in general, and mental health in particular
The current and projected macro-fiscal situation The past and present economic status of the country, including economic growth, unemployment, debt, fragility, health expenditure
Projected resource needs for mental health problems Estimation of the human, technical and financial resources required over time to scale-up services and move towards universal health coverage for people with mental disorders (the OneHealth tool was used)
Identification and selection of appropriate financing mechanisms Identification and assessment of potential mechanisms for moving towards more equitable and sustainable mental health financing in the Ethiopian context