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Psychiatr Prax. 2010 May;37(4):191-5. doi: 10.1055/s-0029-1223518. Epub 2010 Apr 22.

[Randomised controlled multicenter trial on discharge planning in high utilisers of mental health care].

[Article in German]

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Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie der Universität Greifswald, Stralsund.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

A simple, systematic and targeted manualised intervention was developed and applied in the German multicentre randomised controlled trial "Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Needs-Oriented Discharge Planning and Monitoring for High Utilisers of Psychiatric Services" (NODPAM).

BACKGROUND:

Rational of the intervention is outlined. Similarities and differences in comparison with other approaches (Care Programme Approach, "Integrierter Behandlungs- und Rehabilitations plan", Critical Time Intervention) are delineated.

INTERVENTION:

The intervention consists of two sessions led by an intervention worker with patient, keyworkers (at inpatient and outpatient services), and - optionally - carer(s) participating. During each intervention session needs identified by the patient are discussed, a treatment plan is developed and subsequently circulated to all participants.

CONCLUSIONS:

Strengths (high structure, simplicity, compatibility with routine care) and disadvantages (e. g. shortness, insufficient dispersion of time, lack of integration with clinical process) of the intervention are discussed.

PMID:
20414852
DOI:
10.1055/s-0029-1223518
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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