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Psicologia, Saúde & Doenças

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DALL'AGNOL, Luísa; CASTAN, Juliana  and  NARVAEZ, Joana. Context of outpatient psychological evaluation in a general hospital. Psic., Saúde & Doenças [online]. 2020, vol.21, n.2, pp.508-516. ISSN 1645-0086.  http://dx.doi.org/10.15309/20psd210224.

Psychological assessment in hospitals is marked by the need and the hardship of effective communication among professionals and a huge demand of this service. This study illustrates the demand of psychological evaluation for children and adolescents in an outpatient unit of a public general hospital, considering patients demographics, medical specialties that demand this exam and institutional demand. The ultimate goal is to propose a new management model for this exam to improve cost effectiveness of referrals. The remodeling of the care flow improved the integration among psychological assessment and other psychological interventions, and the communication between the requesting physician and the psychologist.

Keywords : Psychological evaluation; childhood and adolescence; general hospital.

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