The obligation of mental health services to the least well off.

@article{Goldman1999TheOO,
  title={The obligation of mental health services to the least well off.},
  author={Howard H. Goldman},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={1999},
  volume={50 5},
  pages={659-63}
}
Since the 1970s public mental health policy has given priority to the least well off-those with the most severe impairments and those who are most indigent. Reforms during this era have focused on the social welfare as well as the health and mental health needs of this population. The author briefly examines the key service demonstration programs and policy changes of the past 20 years in the light of society's obligation to the least well off. Despite a variety of policy threats to the… CONTINUE READING