Modifying the PACT model: Preserving critical elements

K. R. Lachance, Alberto Santos

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

30 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Few agencies have the resources to replicate the program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) model pioneered in Madison, Wisconsin, which calls for around-the-clock, comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation services for persons with serious mental illness. Most agencies modify the model program, and little is known about patient outcomes in such altered programs. This paper discusses issues in modifying the PACT model, especially for use in rural areas. The authors focus on six basic elements of the PACT model: multiservice teams, 24-hour service availability, small caseloads that do not vary in composition, ongoing and continuous services, assertive outreach, and in vivo rehabilitation. They describe how programs in South Carolina that are adaptations of the PACT model have retained these elements and achieved desired outcomes with smaller teams operating on modified schedules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)601-604
Number of pages4
JournalPsychiatric Services
Volume46
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

Fingerprint

Community Mental Health Services
Rehabilitation
Appointments and Schedules

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

Cite this

Modifying the PACT model : Preserving critical elements. / Lachance, K. R.; Santos, Alberto.

In: Psychiatric Services, Vol. 46, No. 6, 01.01.1995, p. 601-604.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Lachance, K. R. ; Santos, Alberto. / Modifying the PACT model : Preserving critical elements. In: Psychiatric Services. 1995 ; Vol. 46, No. 6. pp. 601-604.
@article{ae7cf6c6d15b4758b6ba97b400a3884a,
title = "Modifying the PACT model: Preserving critical elements",
abstract = "Few agencies have the resources to replicate the program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) model pioneered in Madison, Wisconsin, which calls for around-the-clock, comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation services for persons with serious mental illness. Most agencies modify the model program, and little is known about patient outcomes in such altered programs. This paper discusses issues in modifying the PACT model, especially for use in rural areas. The authors focus on six basic elements of the PACT model: multiservice teams, 24-hour service availability, small caseloads that do not vary in composition, ongoing and continuous services, assertive outreach, and in vivo rehabilitation. They describe how programs in South Carolina that are adaptations of the PACT model have retained these elements and achieved desired outcomes with smaller teams operating on modified schedules.",
author = "Lachance, {K. R.} and Alberto Santos",
year = "1995",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1176/ps.46.6.601",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "46",
pages = "601--604",
journal = "Psychiatric Services",
issn = "1075-2730",
publisher = "American Psychiatric Association",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Modifying the PACT model

T2 - Preserving critical elements

AU - Lachance, K. R.

AU - Santos, Alberto

PY - 1995/1/1

Y1 - 1995/1/1

N2 - Few agencies have the resources to replicate the program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) model pioneered in Madison, Wisconsin, which calls for around-the-clock, comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation services for persons with serious mental illness. Most agencies modify the model program, and little is known about patient outcomes in such altered programs. This paper discusses issues in modifying the PACT model, especially for use in rural areas. The authors focus on six basic elements of the PACT model: multiservice teams, 24-hour service availability, small caseloads that do not vary in composition, ongoing and continuous services, assertive outreach, and in vivo rehabilitation. They describe how programs in South Carolina that are adaptations of the PACT model have retained these elements and achieved desired outcomes with smaller teams operating on modified schedules.

AB - Few agencies have the resources to replicate the program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) model pioneered in Madison, Wisconsin, which calls for around-the-clock, comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation services for persons with serious mental illness. Most agencies modify the model program, and little is known about patient outcomes in such altered programs. This paper discusses issues in modifying the PACT model, especially for use in rural areas. The authors focus on six basic elements of the PACT model: multiservice teams, 24-hour service availability, small caseloads that do not vary in composition, ongoing and continuous services, assertive outreach, and in vivo rehabilitation. They describe how programs in South Carolina that are adaptations of the PACT model have retained these elements and achieved desired outcomes with smaller teams operating on modified schedules.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0029003421&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0029003421&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1176/ps.46.6.601

DO - 10.1176/ps.46.6.601

M3 - Review article

C2 - 7641003

AN - SCOPUS:0029003421

VL - 46

SP - 601

EP - 604

JO - Psychiatric Services

JF - Psychiatric Services

SN - 1075-2730

IS - 6

ER -