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OBJECTIVES This study assessed the impact of the introduction of a Home-Based Treatment (HBT) Service on hospital admission rates from two adjacent sectors within a mental health service. METHODS This study used a naturalistic design to compare admissions into the acute inpatient psychiatric unit of Cavan General Hospital from two differently configured(More)
BACKGROUND Alcohol is widely consumed in Ireland; more so in major urban centers. Alcohol-related problems account for a significant number of Accident and Emergency (A and E) department presentations in Ireland. As a result, the national alcohol policy calls on doctors to be proactive in screening for and addressing alcohol misuse. AIM The aim of the(More)
OBJECTIVES This study described the profile, activities and patient-related outcomes of a long-established home-based treatment (HBT) service in Ireland. METHODS A retrospective descriptive study design was adopted to review and describe the activities of the Cavan HBT team over a 5-year period. Data including demographics, referral details, duration of(More)
AIM To investigate general practitioners' current knowledge of and attitudes towards psychosis and its management by Cavan-Monaghan Mental Health Service, Ireland, prior to their involvement in the introduction of an early intervention service. METHODS As part of a continuing medical education programme for psychosis, delivered to all 32 general(More)
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