To evaluate the effects of a crisis resolution and home-based treatment team upon in-patient admission rates. We collected data for 2 years prior and 1 year post-implementation of such a service in Leeds. The chosen time frame allowed the new service to settle in and controlled for seasonal variations.
There were 4353 admissions during the period of the study, with 3325 in the 2 years prior to the service and 1028 in the year after. Generalised linear analysis found a 37.5% reduction in monthly admissions after the introduction of the team (P < 0.0001).
This study shows that in everyday clinical practice crisis resolution and home treatment teams lead to a sustained reduction in in-patient admission rates.