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Volume 3, issue 1

Zagadnienia organizacyjne

Day hospitals as an alternative form of care for various groups of patients with mental disorders

ZUZANNA KONIECZYŃSKA1
1. III Kliniki Psychiatrycznej IPiN w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1994, 3, 97-108
Keywords: day hospitals, efficacy

Abstract

The paper presents an update of the literature on day hospitals in psychiatric services. Social and historical premises for such facilities establishment, and their distribution both in Poland and in other countries are discussed. Moreover, contemporary views and research findings concerning the tasks assigned to day hospitals and these tasks implementation efficacy are summarized by the author. It was pointed out that day hospitals are most often regarded as an alternative to inpatient treatment. The role of day hospitals in the treatment of the mentally disordered, children and adolescents, alcohol dependent persons and geriatric patients is described. (Eds.)

Address for correspondence:
Dr Zuzanna Konieczyńska,
Oddział Dzienny III Kliniki Psychiatrycznej IPiN,
Al. Sobieskiego 1/9,
02-927 Warszawa.