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Volume 7, suplement 1

Badania

Outpatient mental health facilities for the elderly – new structures in Polish psychiatry

TADEUSZ PARNOWSKI1, JAROSŁAW ŁĄCZKOWSKI2, MARZENA MARYNIAK-WIŚNIEWSKA2
1. II Kliniki Psychiatrycznej IPiN w Warszawie
2. Wojewódzkiego Ośrodka Lecznictwa Psychiatrycznego w Toruniu
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1998, 7, suplement 1(6), 107-114
Keywords: psychogeriatry, psychogeriatric outpatient facilities

Abstract

The authors outline activities of a new form of open health care services in Poland, on the example of two psychogeriatric outpatient facilities functioning in two cities (district capitals). Usefulness of establishing such units, and further implications of their functioning in the network of health care services for elderly patients are considered. An important role of outpatient treatment accessibility for more efficient helping older patients is emphasized.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Tadeusz Parnowski,
II Klinika Psychiatryczna IPiN,
Al. Sobieskiego 1/9,
02-957 Warszawa