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ESMS/DESDE Core Studies

ESMS/DESDE core studies


Johnson S, Kuhlmann R, EPCAT Group. European Psychiatric Assessment Team. The European Service Mapping Schedule (ESMS): development of an instrument for the description and classification of mental health services. Acta Psychiatr Scand Suppl. 2000;405:14-23.

Munizza C, Tibaldi G, Cesano S, Dazzi R, Fantini G, Palazzi C, Scala E, Zuccolin M. Mental health care in Piedmont: a description of its structure and components using a new technology for service assessment. Acta Psychiatr Scand 2000: 102 (Suppl. 405): 47±58.# Munksgaard 2000  doi: 10.1111/j.0902-4441.2000.acp28-06.x

Salvador-Carulla L, Romero C, Martinez A, Haro JM, Bustillo G, Ferreira A, et al. Assessment instruments: standardization of the European Service Mapping Schedule (ESMS) in Spain. Acta Psychiatr Scand Suppl. 2000;405:24-32.


Romero-López-Alberca C, Gutiérrez-Colosía MR, Salinas-Pérez JA, Almeda N, Furst M, Johnson S, Salvador-Carulla L. Standardised description of health and social care: A systematic review of use of the ESMS/DESDE (European Service Mapping Schedule/Description and Evaluation of Services and DirectoriEs). Eur Psychiatry. 2019 Sep;61:97-110. doi: 10.1016/j.eurpsy.2019.07.003.

Salvador-Carulla L, Alvarez-Galvez J, Romero C, Gutiérrez-Colosía MR, Weber G,  McDaid D, Dimitrov H, Sprah L, Kalseth B, Tibaldi G, Salinas-Perez JA, Lagares-Franco C, Romá-Ferri MT, Johnson S. Evaluation of an integrated system for classification, assessment and comparison of services for long-term care in Europe: the eDESDE-LTC study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2013: 15;13:218.

Salvador-Carulla L, Poole M, Gonzalez-Caballero JL, Romero C, Salinas JA, Lagares-Franco CM. Development and usefulness of an instrument for the standard description and comparison of services for disabilities (DESDE). Acta Psychiatr Scand Suppl. 2006;(432):19-28.


Montagni I, Salvador-Carulla L, Mcdaid D, Straßmayr C, Endel F, Näätänen P, Kalseth J, Kalseth B, Matosevic T, Donisi V, Chevreul K, Prigent A, Sfectu R, Pauna C, Gutiérrez-Colosia MR, Amaddeo F, Katschnig H. The REFINEMENT Glossary of Terms: An International Terminology for Mental Health Systems Assessment. Adm Policy Ment Health,  2018 Mar;45(2):342-351


Salvador-Carulla L., Amaddeo F., Gutiérrez-Colosía MR., Salazzari D., González-Caballero JL., Montagni I., Tedeschi F., Cetrano G., Chevreul K., Kalseth J., Hagmair G., Straßmayr C. Park AL., Sfetcu R., Wahlbeck K.,  García-Alonso C., for the REFINEMENT Group. Developing a tool for mapping adult mental health care provision in Europe: the Remast Research Protocol and its contribution to better integrated care. International Journal of Integrated Care. 2015 Dec 1;15:e042.


Castelpietra G, Salvador-Carulla L, Almborg AH, Fernandez A, Madden R, Working draft: classifications of interventions in mental health care. an expert review, Eur. J. Psychiat. 2017;31(4):127-144