Assessing the New York City involuntary outpatient commitment pilot program.

@article{Steadman2001AssessingTN,
  title={Assessing the New York City involuntary outpatient commitment pilot program.},
  author={Henry J. Steadman and Kostas Gounis and Deborah L. Dennis and Kim Hopper and Brenda Roche and Marvin S. Swartz and Pamela Clark Robbins},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2001},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={
          330-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The study evaluated the effectiveness of a three-year outpatient commitment pilot program established in 1994 at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. METHODS A total of 142 participants were randomly assigned; 78 received court-ordered treatment, which included enhanced services, and 64 received the enhanced-service package only. Between 57 and 68 percent of the subjects completed interviews at one, five, and 11 months after hospital discharge. Outcome measures included… 

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