Continuity of care and health outcomes among persons with severe mental illness.

@article{Adair2005ContinuityOC,
  title={Continuity of care and health outcomes among persons with severe mental illness.},
  author={Carol Elaine Adair and Gerald M. McDougall and Craig R Mitton and Anthony Joyce and T. Cameron Wild and Alan H Gordon and Norman Costigan and Laura Kowalsky and Gloria Pasmeny and Anora Beckie},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2005},
  volume={56 9},
  pages={1061-9}
}
OBJECTIVES Continuity of care is considered to be essential to the effective treatment of persons with severe mental illness, yet evidence to support the association between continuity and outcomes is sparse because of a lack of longitudinal studies and of comprehensive continuity measures. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between continuity of care and outcomes. METHODS A new multilevel measure of service continuity, the Alberta Continuity of Services Scale for… CONTINUE READING

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