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Balancing Community and Hospital Care


Balancing Community and Hospital care: a Case Study of Reforming Mental Health Services in Georgia, PloS Medicine, January 2013 

Psychiatric services in the former SovietUnion were characterized by high rates of institutionalization and a strong focus on biological treatment. In the post-Soviet states, these features remain—there is strong resistance to the introduction of modern, community-based, and user-oriented services [1]. In many cases, psychiatric reform programs have come to a halt or even been reversed [2]. It is against this backdrop that Georgia began a critical phase of its mental health reform program almost two years ago. Continue here

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