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Community Ment Health J. 2009 Feb;45(1):1-5. doi: 10.1007/s10597-008-9179-y. Epub 2009 Jan 7.

Transitioning clients from assertive community treatment to traditional mental health services.

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Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA.


The original assertive community treatment (ACT) model included time-unlimited treatment. However, resource restrictions and subsequent research call into question the feasibility and necessity of time-unlimited services. This study compares the outcomes of 48 individuals who successfully transitioned from ACT to less intensive Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) services to 19 persons who required return to ACT or did not remain in CMHC treatment. There were no statistically significant differences in demographics, diagnoses, and other treatment factors between the two groups.

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