A Population-based Needs Assessment for Mental Health Services

@article{Hanson2006APN,
  title={A Population-based Needs Assessment for Mental Health Services},
  author={Laura Hanson and Denyse Houde and Meryl McDowell and Lois S. Dixon},
  journal={Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={34},
  pages={233-242}
}
A needs assessment was done to objectively evaluate client need and determine gaps between these needs and the services provided by mental health services. The services included were standard case management, assertive case management and residential care across the Fraser Health Region in British Columbia, Canada. Assessments involved collection of data on current symptoms, functioning, and service use and needs. Results showed many specific areas where client needs were under met. A level-of… CONTINUE READING

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