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Reform of the mental healthcare system in Greece, 1984–2006

  • Michael G. Madianos (a1) and George N. Christodoulou (a2)

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Greece joined the European Community in 1981 and, 3 years later, the Commission of the European Communities provided financial and technical assistance under EEC Regulation 815/84 for the modernisation of the Greek mental healthcare system, with an emphasis on decentralisation and the development of community-based services, as well as the deinstitutionalisation of long-stay patients and improvement of conditions in public mental hospitals.

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