Measuring clinical change in routine mental health care: differences between first time and longer term service users.

@article{Parabiaghi2011MeasuringCC,
  title={Measuring clinical change in routine mental health care: differences between first time and longer term service users.},
  author={Alberto Parabiaghi and Filippo Rapisarda and Barbara D'Avanzo and Arcadio Erlicher and Antonio C. Gomez Lora and Angelo Barbato},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  year={2011},
  volume={45 7},
  pages={558-68}
}
OBJECTIVE The aims were to assess the feasibility of routinely collecting outcome data in everyday mental health services across Italy and to evaluate clinical change in a cohort of patients stratified by illness duration. METHOD A prevalence sample of patients attending nine Italian community mental health services (CMHS) was assessed over one year with the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS). The patients were classified on the basis of the duration of their contact with services… CONTINUE READING