The impact of a Community Mental Health center on psychiatric hospitalizations in two athens areas.
This paper explores the impact of a Community Mental Health Center intervention activities on the inpatient psychiatric morbidity of two areas served by this center.
Athens University established this Center, the first of its kind in the Greater Athens area.
A comparison among the utilization rates of inpatient psychiatric services by community residents during the years 1979,1985,1991 and 1995 is made.
The results of the 1995 survey show a significant reduction in the number and days of hospitalization and a remarkable cut in compulsory admissions when compared with those in 1979.
It is concluded that medication monitoring, outreach, domiciliary care for patients in crisis, and day care are effective and robust principles of mental health services.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Traitement, Communauté, Santé mentale, Service santé, Traitement communautaire, Ambulatoire, Prévention, Hospitalisation, Efficacité traitement, Environnement social, Grèce, Europe, Etude longitudinale, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Treatment, Community, Mental health, Health service, Community treatment, Ambulatory, Prevention, Hospitalization, Treatment efficiency, Social environment, Greece, Europe, Follow up study, Human
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Cote : 99-0464989
Code Inist : 002B18I11. Création : 22/03/2000.