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Case management: A critical review of the outcome literature.
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PMID:  19698326     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Case management has been an integral part of psychiatric practice in the United States for over a decade and has generated a large body of literature. The application of case management principles to the care of people suffering from psychiatric disorders is becoming increasingly popular in the United Kingdom and Europe and literature is now beginning to be published. However, no definitive statements about the efficacy of case management have been made due to a range of conceptual and methodological problems. The present paper is a critical review of the case management outcome literature. Reported outcomes are reviewed in the context of study design and service characteristics. The authors conclude that case management practice can have at least some impact on patients' use of services (including marked decrease in in-patient bed days); satisfaction with services; engagement with services; and social networks and relationships when it is delivered as a direct, clinical service with high staff: patient ratios. A set of recommendations are suggested for the future practice and presentation of research into case management.
F Holloway; N Oliver; E Collins; J Carson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0924-9338     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1995  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111820     Medline TA:  Eur Psychiatry     Country:  France    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  113-28     Citation Subset:  -    
The Bethlem Royal Hospital and Maudsley Hospital Special Health Authority, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8AZ, UK.
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