Sectorization of a Psychiatric Hospital — What for?

  • Eberhard Gabriel


This is a report on the reorganization of a large mental hospital, the Psychiatric Hospital of the City of Vienna — Baumgartner Höhe (which is the only one in Vienna) from 1978 to 1983 and an attempt to evaluate its effects. (Gabriel, 1980. 1983, in press. Gabriel and Purzner, in press) Starting from a criticism of psychiatric care facilities there have been formulated some theses and leading motives of the reform (Zielplan, 1979):


Psychiatric Hospital Psychiatric Care General Atmosphere Acute Ward Manpower Requirement 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eberhard Gabriel
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  1. 1.Medical DirectionPsychiatric HospitalA-ViennaAustria

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