Deinstitutionalization in Europe: Two recent examples from Germany and Hungary

Gusztáv Stubnya, Zoltán Nagy, Claas Hinrich Lammers, Zoltán Rihmer, István Bitter

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Deinstitutionalization has made possible the development of modern community psychiatric services, however radical decrease in the number of hospital beds may result in a reduction in the overall standard of psychiatric care and disruptions in service delivery. The authors present an example of deinstitutionalisation in Hungary, which led to serious difficulties in the provision of healthcare in the field of psychiatry, contrasted with a case from Germany serving as an example of an alternative solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)406-412
Number of pages7
JournalPsychiatria Danubina
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010



  • Deinstitutionalisation
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Psychiatry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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