Effects of case-load size on the process of care of patients with severe psychotic illness. Report from the UK700 trial.

@article{Burns2000EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of case-load size on the process of care of patients with severe psychotic illness. Report from the UK700 trial.},
  author={T. P. Burns and Matthew Fiander and Andrew M. Kent and Obioha C Ukoumunne and S Byford and Tom A Fahy and Kurichi Kumar},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2000},
  volume={177},
  pages={
          427-33
        }
}
BACKGROUND Studies of intensive case management (ICM) for patients with psychotic illnesses have produced conflicting results in terms of outcome. Negative results have sometimes been attributed to a failure to deliver differing patterns of care. AIMS To test whether the actual care delivered in a randomised clinical trial of ICM v. standard case management (the UK700 trial) differed significantly. METHOD Data on 545 patients' care were collected over 2 years. All patient contacts and all… CONTINUE READING

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