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The rights of state hospital patients: from state hospitals to their alternatives
Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations
  • Jeffrey L. Geller, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • William H. Fisher, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Melissa McDermeit, Lighthouse Institute of Chestnut Health Systems
  • Carla L. White, University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Psychiatry
Date
12-3-1999
Document Type
Article
Medical Subject Headings
Deinstitutionalization; Health Care Surveys; Hospitals, Psychiatric; Hospitals, State; Humans; Inpatients; Patient Advocacy; Privatization; Psychiatric Department, Hospital; Questionnaires; United States
Abstract
During the 1980s and 1990s the locus of psychiatric treatment in many states shifted from state hospitals to the psychiatric units of general hospitals. The extent to which the rights guaranteed to psychiatric inpatients by state mental health agencies will survive this "privatization" process is unclear. The authors explore this issue by providing a "status report" of patient rights, identified through a national survey. They discuss the problems of preserving these rights as an ever greater proportion of care is provided in general hospitals under the mechanism of managed care.
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Citation: Adm Policy Ment Health. 1998 Mar;25(4):387-401.
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PubMed ID
10582382
Citation Information
Jeffrey L. Geller, William H. Fisher, Melissa McDermeit and Carla L. White. "The rights of state hospital patients: from state hospitals to their alternatives" Vol. 25 Iss. 4 (1999) ISSN: 0894-587X (Linking)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jeffrey_geller/42/