Integration of in- and Outpatient Services
The separation of the different forms of treatment is one of the problems of psychiatric care that has long remained unsolved. This problem was not really solved by the efforts for deinstitutionalization that can be regarded as the outstanding feature of the sixties and seventies. Despite the creation of the different out-patient services, community mental health centres or half-way institutions, most of these were separate units and each felt responsibility only for the population or patients entrusted to its care1.
KeywordsPsychiatric Care Community Mental Health Centre Case Register Community Psychiatry Medical Information System
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