The role of the state hospital: A new mandate for a new era

  title={The role of the state hospital: A new mandate for a new era},
  author={B. Pepper and H. Ryglewicz},
  journal={Psychiatric Quarterly},
AbstractWe are fast approaching a centennial of New York State's institutional system, the anniversary of the State Care Act of 1980. This can be evaluated against another important anniversary; the quarter century mark of the current convulsion/revolution of the mental hygiene care system of the entire United States, commonly referred to as deinstitutionalization.The state institutions, which for the past century were built up and maintained as the major locus of care for the chronically… 
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