Do adults in contact with Australia's public sector mental health services get better?

@article{Burgess2006DoAI,
  title={Do adults in contact with Australia's public sector mental health services get better?},
  author={Philip M. Burgess and Jane Pirkis and Tim J Coombs},
  journal={Australia and New Zealand Health Policy},
  year={2006},
  volume={3},
  pages={9 - 9}
}
This paper describes the outcomes of episodes of care for adults in public sector mental health services across Australia, with a view to informing the debate on service quality. Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) change scores and effect sizes were calculated for 14,659 acute inpatient episodes and 23,692 community episodes. The results showed that people in contact with public sector mental health services generally do get better, although the magnitude of improvement depends on the… CONTINUE READING