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So what shall we do about assertive community treatment?

Johnson, S; (2008) So what shall we do about assertive community treatment? Epidemiologia e psichiatria sociale , 17 (2) 110 - 114. 10.1017/S1121189X00002785. Green open access

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Abstract

The usefulness of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) in European countries with well-developed community care systems has been disputed, despite considerable relevant literature. This paper aims to assess reasons for and against implementing ACT in such countries. ACT may not be useful where generic community mental health teams are not yet well-developed, where admission rates are already low, or where an alternative model based on close integration of a full range of types of care is in place. Good reasons for introducing ACT include listening to patients' preferences, being able to monitor a high risk group of patients more successfully, good staff satisfaction, and the potential for using ACT teams as a platform for delivering interventions for difficult to treat psychosis. The ACT model is more likely to thrive in future if a recovery orientation can be adopted.

Type: Article
Title: So what shall we do about assertive community treatment?
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S1121189X00002785
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1121189X00002785
Language: English
Keywords: Severe mental-illness, randomized controlled-trial, crisis resolution team, case-management, outreach teams, recovery orientation, specialized care, health-services, early psychosis, people
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Division of Psychiatry
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/150770
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