One of the negative effects of the dynamic social and economic development is a consistent increase in the number of mental disorder cases, particularly depression, neurosis and schizophrenia. In view of the above, the aim of this paper is to identify and characterise the factors which should govern the location of psychiatric health care facilities. The author also attempts to distinguish between general and specific location prerequisites, and to classify them according to importance, the criterion being people's welfare and not the profitability of undertaking.
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