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The future of day care in old age psychiatry

  • Christopher J. Ball (a1)
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In 1961 Shaw & Macmillan claimed that there was no doubt of the value of the day hospital as an “alternative to in-patient care and prophylaxis” for the elderly mentally ill (EMI). Thirty years later the day hospital remains central to many EMI services. During these years little has been done to evaluate this method of service delivery against other models of service provision.

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The future of day care in old age psychiatry

  • Christopher J. Ball (a1)
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