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J R Soc Med. 1996 October; 89(10): 563–567.
PMCID: PMC1295957

A sense of proportion: the place of psychiatry in medicine.


Psychiatric disorders have a high prevalence in medical and surgical patients and the need for an effective liaison psychiatry service is widely accepted. However, the development of liaison psychiatry may be jeopardised by the trend towards establishing psychiatric facilities in the community rather than in hospitals. Alternative methods of funding may need to be established if the future of liaison psychiatry is to be safeguarded.

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