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dc.contributor.authorFisher, William H.
dc.contributor.authorGeller, Jeffrey L.
dc.contributor.authorPearsall, Doris T.
dc.contributor.authorSimon, Lorna J.
dc.contributor.authorWirth-Cauchon, Janet L.
dc.date2022-08-11T08:10:23.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T17:06:49Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T17:06:49Z
dc.date.issued1991-07-01
dc.date.submitted2011-01-05
dc.identifier.citationAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, Volume 18, Number 6, 397-410, DOI: 10.1007/BF00707313
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/BF00707313
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/45189
dc.description.abstractUnder a 1978 federal court consent decree, Massachusetts developed a comprehensive system of community based residential and non-residential services to minimize the utilization of one of its state hospitals. This paper describes the service system and its impact on the use of the state hospital by the chronically mentally ill elderly. The findings show that the development of a continuum of services can all but eliminate the use of the state hospital by psychiogeriatric patients. The authors suggest consideration be given to many of the system's elements in planning future services for this population.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00707313
dc.subjectMental Health Services
dc.subjectHealth Services for the Aged
dc.subjectAged
dc.subjectHealth Services Research
dc.subjectMental and Social Health
dc.subjectPsychiatric and Mental Health
dc.subjectPsychiatry
dc.subjectPsychiatry and Psychology
dc.titleA continuum of services for the deinstitutionalized, chronically mentally ill elderly
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.source.journaltitleAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
dc.source.volume18
dc.source.issue6
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/psych_cmhsr/292
dc.identifier.contextkey1718178
html.description.abstract<p>Under a 1978 federal court consent decree, Massachusetts developed a comprehensive system of community based residential and non-residential services to minimize the utilization of one of its state hospitals. This paper describes the service system and its impact on the use of the state hospital by the chronically mentally ill elderly. The findings show that the development of a continuum of services can all but eliminate the use of the state hospital by psychiogeriatric patients. The authors suggest consideration be given to many of the system's elements in planning future services for this population.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathpsych_cmhsr/292
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychiatry
dc.source.pages397-410


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