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Organization of Services for Mental Health (Mental Health Policy and Service Guidance Package)

World Health Organization WHO Resources 2003 Book 9241545925

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This module begins with a description and analysis of the current forms of mental health service organisation found around the world. The current status of service organisation is reviewed and recommendations are made for organising mental health services, based on an optimal mix of a variety of services. The main recommendations are to integrate mental health services into general health care systems; develop formal and informal community mental health services; and promote and implement deinstitutionalization once alternative services are in place. (Excerpt from the Overview of the publication)


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