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Integrating mental health and addictions services to improve client outcomes.
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PMID:  24066651     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Substance use disorders are highly prevalent among adults with mental health disorders. In many health service delivery areas, mental health and addictions services are delivered separately. However, current best practices indicate that integration of mental health and addictions services can lead to better outcomes for clients with co-occurring disorders, including fewer hospitalizations. Service integration in the community can occur in many ways, including full or partial program integration. While the delivery of mental health and addictions services must be responsive to the needs of the local community, fully integrated programs have the strongest evidence base for positive client outcomes.
Ashley L Peterson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Issues in mental health nursing     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1096-4673     ISO Abbreviation:  Issues Ment Health Nurs     Publication Date:  2013 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-09-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907126     Medline TA:  Issues Ment Health Nurs     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  752-6     Citation Subset:  N    
Vancouver Coastal Health, Strathcona Mental Health Team, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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