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  1. Psychogeriatric organization in the medico-social network : The experience of the canton of Vaud, Switzerland.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Symposium of the European Association of Geriatric Psychiatry. Lund (SWE), 1995/10/06.

    In Switzerland (7 million inhabitants), the organization of health care is in the hand of the cantons and not of the Confederation.

    The canton of Vaud (600,000 inhabitants), in the south-west part of the country, counts 4 psychiatric sectors, each with a psychogeriatric service.

    Otherwise the canton has 146 long-stay facilities with a total of 6,000 beds, of which 600 are for psychogeriatric cases.

    Home care is in charge of a network of 38 medico-social centres with multidisciplinary teams including psychiatric nurses.

    Several nursing homes, some specialized in psychogeriatrics, are equipped, besides long-stay beds, by units for temporary care, for medico-social emergencies and for medico-social observations.

    Moreover, in Lausanne (250,000 inhabitants) an'Orientation Office of Medico-Social Emergencies'with psychiatric nurses, assumes emergencies at home and by-passes hospitalizations of medico-social cases in the General Hospital, by the resource of medico-social emergency beds in the nursing homes.

    The medico-social network thus designed in this way is profoundly permeated with the reality of psychogeriatrics.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Psychopathologie, Centre médicosocial, Suisse, Europe, Organisation santé, Vieillard, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Psychopathology, Medicosocial centre, Switzerland, Europe, Public health organization, Elderly, Human

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    Cote : 97-0205633

    Code Inist : 002B30A04D. Création : 21/05/1997.