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Diagnosis, assessments and admissions from a community treatment team

  • Neil Brimblecombe (a1) and Geraldine H. O'Sullivan (a2)
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Aims and method

A community treatment team, offering rapid assessment and intensive home treatment as an alternative to admission is described. The relationship between diagnosis and outcome was examined, in terms of initial ‘take on’ rates, admissions to in-patient areas at both initial assessment and subsequently.

Results

There was a significant relationship between diagnosis and outcome, with marked variation between diagnostic categories.

Clinical implications

Home treatment teams prevent admissions with the majority of people from all diagnostic groups, but less successfully with people with personality disorder.

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Diagnosis, assessments and admissions from a community treatment team

  • Neil Brimblecombe (a1) and Geraldine H. O'Sullivan (a2)
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