Psychiatric deinstitutionalisation in Ireland 1960–2013

  title={Psychiatric deinstitutionalisation in Ireland 1960–2013},
  author={Dermot P. J. Walsh},
  journal={Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine},
  pages={347 - 352}
  • D. Walsh
  • Published 7 July 2015
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine
Objective This paper reviews the decline in numbers in inpatient psychiatric care in Ireland over the past half century. Method The relevant policy publications advocating de-institutilisation have been examined. Change has been monitored through successive census reports of the Medico-social Research Board and the Health Research Board. Findings Ireland has moved from having the highest hospitalisation rate of any western country to a position of equality with other comparable countries in the… 
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