Community integration of former state hospital patients: outcomes of a policy shift in Vermont.

@article{Dewees1996CommunityIO,
  title={Community integration of former state hospital patients: outcomes of a policy shift in Vermont.},
  author={Marty Dewees and R T Pulice and Laura L McCormick},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={1996},
  volume={47 10},
  pages={1088-92}
}
OBJECTIVE The study examined the level of community integration achieved by patients discharged from the state hospital into the community in compliance with a regionalization policy in Vermont that sought to reduce the need for central hospitalization through expansion of community capacity. METHODS The population in residence at the state hospital on August 30, 1989, was tracked longitudinally as patients were discharged into one of Vermont's ten catchment areas. Structured interviews about… CONTINUE READING

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