National Institute of Mental Health

Angoda, Sri Lanka

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Home Patient Services Community Psychiatric Unit

Community Psychiatric Unit

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This unit was started in September 2010 with the goal to reduce re-admission rates by 10 per cent from the previous year.

Using maps from Colombo and surrounding area, a database of all patients admitted to NIMH has been established and is updated daily. Once a patient is discharged, the closest clinic to the person's home is notified and performs the necessary follow-up appointments.

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