Involuntary outpatient treatment for mental health problems in Switzerland: A literature review

  title={Involuntary outpatient treatment for mental health problems in Switzerland: A literature review},
  author={St{\'e}phane Morandi and Tom Burns},
  journal={International Journal of Social Psychiatry},
  pages={695 - 702}
  • S. MorandiT. Burns
  • Published 1 November 2014
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Social Psychiatry
Background: In 2008, the Swiss Civil Code was amended. From 1 January 2013, each Swiss canton may propose specific provisions for involuntary outpatient treatment (community treatment orders (CTOs)) for individuals with mental disorders. Aim: This review catalogues the legal provisions of the various Swiss cantons for CTOs and outlines the differences between them. It sets this in the context of variations in clinical provisions between the cantons. Methods: Databases were searched to obtain… 
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