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Une équipe mobile en psychiatrie de l'âge avancé [A crisis team in the field of old age psychiatry]
Revue médicale suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article - Publication Status: ppublish
In the context of demographic evolution, psychiatric care needs increase steadily in most western countries. Given the financial limitations, it is mandatory to establish appropriate care priorities in order to avoid psychiatric hospitalisations by assisting care providers, general practionners and nurses, at home or in the nursing homes. A crisis team has been established 18 months ago within the Division of old age psychiatry in Lausanne. The care program included immediate assistance in the community, assessement, crisis counseling, medication consultation and referral for psychiatric services providing an alternative to hospitalization. The first results indicate that this intervention is well accepted by the users and correspond to a real need.
Aged, Emergency Services, Psychiatric, Health Services for the Aged, Humans, Mental Disorders, Mobile Health Units, Switzerland
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