Do PECC Units in regional Australia address needs of revolving door clients?
Introduction: Community mental health care is potentially more humane and more therapeutic than hospital care, but factors have culminated in a revolving-door phenomenon in which many mentally ill people move continuously between homelessness and hospitalisation. Downsizing or closing long-stay psychiatric hospitals is a critical part of deinstitutionalization, it is only a part of that process, the definition extends beyond hospital depopulation to include the provision of alternative services. PECC units have been successful in addressing these issues.
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