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A Multisite Study of Client Outcomes in Assertive Community Treatment
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This study examined outcomes of clients admitted to assertive community treatment (ACT) programs simultaneously implemented at six sites in northeastern Indiana. A total of 212 clients at risk for psychiatric rehospitalization were assessed upon admission and at six-months intervals for 18 months after admissions to ACT programs. Findings indicate that frequency of psychiatric hospitalization was reduced by one-third and the number of inpatients days by 50% after admissions to the program. Progressive improvements also occurred in quality of life as measured by both client and staff ratings (authors).
Psychiatric Services
Psychiatric Services 46(7): 696-701, 1995.