Dropout, early termination and detachment from a public psychiatric clinic.

@article{Shamir2010DropoutET,
  title={Dropout, early termination and detachment from a public psychiatric clinic.},
  author={David Shamir and Henri Szor and Yuval Melamed},
  journal={Psychiatria Danubina},
  year={2010},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={46-50}
}
BACKGROUND Dropout from an outpatient clinic is the loss of a patient to scheduled follow-up. Due to movement of mental health care to the community, adherence to ambulatory care is crucial to maintain stability among individuals with mental disorders. We hypothesized that patients drop out from ambulatory psychiatric care when regardless of the therapist's evaluation, they feel that they have recovered, or because they are dissatisfied with treatment. The aim was to examine the phenomenon of… CONTINUE READING

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