Long-term consequences of the reformation of psychiatric care: A 15-year follow-up study
2002 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, ISSN 0803-9488, Vol. 56, no 1, 15-21 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Although there are a great many epidemiological studies of psychiatric diseases and the outcomes of controlled rehabilitation programmes, there is a shortage of studies of routine psychiatric care. This study is a retrospective cohort study of the total number (n = 138) of patients receiving inpatient care at a psychiatric rehabilitation clinic in Jönköping during 1984. The follow-up period is 15 years, 1984-98. The group had a considerable amount of inpatient care, but this decreased dramatically during the time of investigation. Positive indications were that there were no suicides during the last 5 years of the period and that the number of registered crimes showed a marked decrease from 1992. Negative indications were low levels of work and occupation and few social contacts.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002. Vol. 56, no 1, 15-21 p.
Deinstitutionalization, Follow-up, Retrospective study, Severely mentally ill
National CategorySocial Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-47034DOI: 10.1080/08039480252803864OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-47034DiVA: diva2:267930