[Correspondence] Can deinstitutionalisation contribute to exclusion? – Authors’ reply
In their Correspondence, Tarun Bastiampillai and colleagues present their interpretation of the evidence on the effects of reduced numbers of psychiatric beds on people with severe mental illness. This issue was not addressed at any point in our Review.1 Instead, we examined effective interventions for inclusion health target populations, defined as people who experience homelessness, substance use disorders, imprisonment, or sex work. Most people in these heavily overlapping populations do not have severe mental illness.