Italian psychiatric reform 20 plus years after.

@article{Burti2001ItalianPR,
  title={Italian psychiatric reform 20 plus years after.},
  author={Lorenzo Burti},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica. Supplementum},
  year={2001},
  volume={410},
  pages={41-6}
}
  • Lorenzo Burti
  • Published 2001 in Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica. Supplementum
OBJECTIVE To describe the current situation of mental health care in Italy and implementation of mental health reform legislation. METHOD The current mental health care system and studies of the implementation of psychiatric reform are described. RESULTS The 1978 reform law inaugurated fundamental changes in the care system (prohibiting admissions to state mental hospitals, stipulating community-based services, allowing hospitalization only in small general-hospital units). Uneven reform… CONTINUE READING

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