[Community-integrated acute psychiatric care. Options and limitations]

Brenner, H D; Junghan, U; Pfammatter, M (2000). [Community-integrated acute psychiatric care. Options and limitations]. Nervenarzt, 71(9), pp. 691-9. Heidelberg: Springer-Medizin-Verlag 10.1007/s001150050652

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The shift of psychiatric care from the hospital to the community has been accompanied by a reduction of hospital beds and shortened durations of inpatient treatment, but also by an increase in admissions. This evolution may be largely attributed to the prime focus of community mental health institutions on rehabilitation. The continued implementation of reforms in psychiatric care is contingent upon effectively halting the "revolving door phenomenon" by incorporating community-integrated treatment approaches into the care of acutely ill patients. Since the mid-1960s, a series of studies have established the efficacy of two community-integrated modalities for the treatment of acute psychiatric illness, i.e. home-based and day hospital treatment. In general, these approaches not only seem to be as effective as inpatient care for certain groups of patients but also reduce their need of hospitalisation, thereby contributing towards a cost effective, comprehensive psychiatric care system.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy > Psychotherapy

UniBE Contributor:

Junghan, Ulrich M.

ISSN:

0028-2804

Publisher:

Springer-Medizin-Verlag

Language:

German

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:25

Last Modified:

17 Mar 2015 22:54

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s001150050652

PubMed ID:

11042863

Web of Science ID:

000089513200001

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/38601 (FactScience: 223265)

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