Social psychiatry

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 125–131 | Cite as

Lomest psychiatric case register: Old and new long-stay patients

  • Eugenio Torre
  • Alessandra Marinoni
  • Giorgio Allegri
Utilisation of Psychiatric Services


Data derived from a psychiatric case-register are presented on the attrition of the cohort of theold long-stay in-patients, and the accumulation of thenew long-stay cases in Lomest, a town in northern Italy, from 1975 to 1980. The characteristics of “high user” groups of out-patients attending the non-residential services are also described. The analysis seeks to provide some information on “who has been left behind” by the massive deinstitutionalization programme that has been carried out in Italy since 1970.


Public Health High User Case Register Psychiatric Case Psychiatric Case Register 
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© Springer-Verlag 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eugenio Torre
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alessandra Marinoni
    • 1
  • Giorgio Allegri
    • 1
  1. 1.Mental Hygiene and Biostatistic DepartmentUniversity of PaviaItaly
  2. 2.Cattedra di Igiene MentaleIstituto di Scienze Sanitarie ApplicatePaviaItaly

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