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J Public Health Policy. 1994 Spring;15(1):71-85.

The restructuring of psychiatric care in Latin America: a new policy for mental health services.

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Pan American Health Organization/WHO, Washington, D.C. 20037.


This article discusses the epidemiologic and programmatic bases for action as well as the political, historical and technical background for "The Initiative for Restructuring of Psychiatric Care in Latin America." It discusses also the broad implications of this health policy, the modus operandi of its implementation and monitoring, and the chief obstacles that it has encountered. Lastly, it briefly sketches the results obtained thus far.

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