Effectiveness of peer support in reducing readmissions of persons with multiple psychiatric hospitalizations.

@article{Sledge2011EffectivenessOP,
  title={Effectiveness of peer support in reducing readmissions of persons with multiple psychiatric hospitalizations.},
  author={William Hurt Sledge and Martha Staeheli Lawless and David J. Sells and Melissa E. Wieland and Maria J. O'Connell and Larry Davidson},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2011},
  volume={62 5},
  pages={541-4}
}
OBJECTIVE The study examined the feasibility and effectiveness of using peer support to reduce recurrent psychiatric hospitalizations. METHODS A randomized controlled design was used, with follow-up at nine months after an index discharge from an academically affiliated psychiatric hospital. Patients were 18 years or older with major mental illness and had been hospitalized three or more times in the prior 18 months. Seventy-four patients were recruited, randomly assigned to usual care (N=36… CONTINUE READING

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