A pilot study of assertive community treatment for patients with chronic psychotic disorders

Alberto Santos, Glen D. Hawkins, Barbara Julius, Paul A. Deci, Thomas H. Hiers, Barbara J. Burns

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Abstract

This study measured hospital utilization and residential status of 51 patients with chronic psychoses before and after a 1-year program of assertive community treatment. Time hospitalized was reduced by 94%, and 82% of the patients previously living in hospitals or group homes attained independent living status, suggesting that this form of clinical management may reduce institutional care and costs to mental health care systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)501-504
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Volume150
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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Community Mental Health Services
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Costs and Cost Analysis

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Santos, A., Hawkins, G. D., Julius, B., Deci, P. A., Hiers, T. H., & Burns, B. J. (1993). A pilot study of assertive community treatment for patients with chronic psychotic disorders. American Journal of Psychiatry, 150(3), 501-504. https://doi.org/10.1176/ajp.150.3.501

A pilot study of assertive community treatment for patients with chronic psychotic disorders. / Santos, Alberto; Hawkins, Glen D.; Julius, Barbara; Deci, Paul A.; Hiers, Thomas H.; Burns, Barbara J.

In: American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 150, No. 3, 01.01.1993, p. 501-504.

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Santos, A, Hawkins, GD, Julius, B, Deci, PA, Hiers, TH & Burns, BJ 1993, 'A pilot study of assertive community treatment for patients with chronic psychotic disorders', American Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 150, no. 3, pp. 501-504. https://doi.org/10.1176/ajp.150.3.501
Santos, Alberto ; Hawkins, Glen D. ; Julius, Barbara ; Deci, Paul A. ; Hiers, Thomas H. ; Burns, Barbara J. / A pilot study of assertive community treatment for patients with chronic psychotic disorders. In: American Journal of Psychiatry. 1993 ; Vol. 150, No. 3. pp. 501-504.
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