A day hospital's function in a Mental Health Service

Morrice, J. K. W.; Morrice, J K
March 1973
British Journal of Psychiatry;Mar73, Vol. 122 Issue 568, p307
Academic Journal
journal article
The article describes the use of day hospital facilities as the hub of a mental health service in Great Britain. Particularly, the function of the Ross Clinic day hospital is explored. Features of the patients admitted, their treatment and its outcome are noted. Results suggest that day hospitals might well provide for a wider range of patients than they generally cater for at present. If the facility is well-staffed, community-oriented and incorporates in-patient facilities, such a unit possesses many advantages for modern psychiatric practice in an urban area.


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