In Defense of Deinstitutionalization

Political and economic decisions contributing to deinstitutionalization had widespread support from psychiatrists, social reformers, and civil libertarians. The fortuitous advent of Medicaid and SSI abetted movement out of institutions, but these federal programs impede efforts to reform remaining state hospitals-yet progress has been achieved.

Author(s): Gary J. Clarke

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Volume 57, Issue 4 (pages 461–479)
Published in 1979