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The Restructuring of Psychiatric Care in Latin America: A New Policy for Mental Health Services

Itzhak Levav, Helena Restrepo and Carlyle Guerra de Macedo
Journal of Public Health Policy
Vol. 15, No. 1 (Spring, 1994), pp. 71-85
DOI: 10.2307/3342608
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3342608
Page Count: 15
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Abstract

This article discusses the epidemiologic and programmatic bases for action as well as the political, historical and technical background for "The Initiative for Restructuring of Psychiatric Care in Latin America." It discusses also the broad implications of this health policy, the modus operandi of its implementation and monitoring, and the chief obstacles that it has encountered. Lastly, it briefly sketches the results obtained thus far.

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