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The Decision to close an Area Mental Hospital: An inside view

  • A. I. Garelick (a1)
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This paper has been prompted by the decision to close a large psychiatric hospital in its entirety and reprovide its services within the community. This was announced in 1983 with the aim that it would be effected within a ten year period. The hospital at that time had approximately 1,000 patients and the decision, which came as a shock to the staff, was taken not by the local management or clinicians but by the more distant administrative structure.

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The Decision to close an Area Mental Hospital: An inside view

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