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Adm Policy Ment Health. 1997 Jul;24(6):497-508.

PRISM: the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Integrated Service Model--a public psychiatric hospital model for the 1990s.

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Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.

Abstract

The Massachusetts Department of Mental Health's Metro South Area developed an inpatient psychosocial rehabilitation model called PRISM (The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Integrated Service Model) which emphasizes skill development and patient participation. This article describes the transformation of a state hospital into a rehabilitation treatment facility using the PRISM model. This approach has the potential to improve quality of life, decrease relapse, and increase the efficiency and responsiveness to patient needs of public sector hospitals.

PMID:
9385714
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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