- Published: Wednesday, 11 May 2016 07:48
- Written by Rodney
It is important for the people with severe mental illness in the community to receive the right form of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services in the right institution. Getting access to the right agency became difficult and time consuming. This makes the patients to increasingly encounter challenges as they try to access these facilities. Mental Medicare is getting out of the hands of the community- based practices because of the declining reimbursement and federal budget policies (Drake 78). A good percentage of Americans today suffer from mental illness because political and social forces have decided to deinstitutionalize health care services such that everything is taken back to the community. They contend that outpatient have the ability to live a more independent and comfortable life more than the inpatient. This paper seeks to support the fact that institutionalized hospitals are better off as compared to community- based hospitals.