For the past decade patients with learning disabilities living in long stay mental handicap hospitals have been resettled in the community.
Local authorities have also taken on the care of new patients who would once have been long stay residents.
The imperfect data that are available suggest that in England about half the residents in mental handicap hospitals in 1951 are now the responsibility of local authorities; the figures for Wales and Northern Ireland are 35% and 33%. Data on revenue suggest that the savings to the health service are much less -perhaps 9% in Northern Ireland and 3.6% in England, although there have also been capital gains through the sale of hospitals.
Mots-clés Pascal : Psychopathologie, Organisation santé, Homme, Trouble apprentissage, Lecture, Perinstitutionnalisation, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Aspect économique, Handicap, Hôpital
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Psychopathology, Public health organization, Human, Learning disability, Reading, England, Great britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Economic aspect, Handicap, Hospital
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Code Inist : 002B30A04D. Création : 199406.