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Balancing Community and Hospital Care: A Case Study of Reforming Mental Health Services in Georgia

  • Nino Makhashvili,

    Affiliations: Global Initiative on Psychiatry, Tbilisi, Georgia, Mental Health Resource Center, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia

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  • Robert van Voren mail

    rvvoren@gip-global.org

    Affiliations: Global Initiative on Psychiatry, Tbilisi, Georgia, Mental Health Resource Center, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania

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  • Published: January 08, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001366

About the Authors

Nino Makhashvili, Robert van Voren
Global Initiative on Psychiatry, Tbilisi, Georgia
Nino Makhashvili, Robert van Voren
Mental Health Resource Center, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Robert van Voren
Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania

Corresponding Author

Email: rvvoren@gip-global.org

Competing Interests

NM is Director of Global Initiative on Psychiatry-Tbilisi (GIP-Tbilisi), which is involved in mental health reform programs in Georgia. RV has declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: NM. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: RV NM. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: RV NM. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: RV NM.