Mental health care in Italy: organisational structure, routine clinical activity and costs of a community psychiatric service in the Lombardy Region

Giovanni Fattore, Mauro Percudani, Carla Pugnoli, Jennifer Beecham (2000)

International Journal of Social Psychiatry 46 4 250-265

Available online: 1 December 2000


The Magenta Community Health Centre (MCHC) is the public agency responsible for providing adult psychiatric care to about 85,000 adult residents. In 1995, it had 1,145 clients and incurred costs of Euro 1.9 millions. Average cost per patient and per ad