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Dowries can be defined as lump sum payments or continuing grants which health authorities make between themselves and to local authorities or voluntary organisations in respect of people with severe mental disorders to be cared for in the community instead of in hospital.This paper has three aims. First, to describe how dowries and other processes were set up to encourage the closure of two psychiatric hospitals in England. The broader financing context for mental health care (prior to the reforms in England engendered by the NHS and Community Care Act, 1990) is also described and shows some similarities to the current arrangements in Québec. <p><p><p>Second, we abstract some information from a long-running evaluation of the reprovision programme to look at the type of<p><p>services used in the community by former long-stay patients of these two hospitals and the comparative costs of hospital and community-based care. After leaving hospital, former patients require considerable inputs from other health and social care services; any development of community care for these patients should at the least mirror the facilities provided on the hospital campus. The final aim of this paper is to examine the extent to which one English system of budget reallocation ("dowries") can be employed in Québec to further reduce long-stay hospital provision. There are many similarities between the health and social care systems of the two countries but there are also organisational and political differences. It is not sensible, therefore, to transfer the English budget reallocation to Québec wholesale, but we suggest that there are important process and implementation issues which can guide the development of financing mechanisms in Québec.
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|Depositing User:||Rosalyn Bass|
|Date Deposited:||21 May 2011 01:26|
|Last Modified:||21 May 2011 01:26|
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