Needs-oriented discharge planning for high utilisers of psychiatric services: multicentre randomised controlled trial.

@article{Puschner2011NeedsorientedDP,
  title={Needs-oriented discharge planning for high utilisers of psychiatric services: multicentre randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Bernd Puschner and Sabine Steffen and Kathleen Anna V{\"o}lker and Carsten Spitzer and Wolfgang Gaebel and Birgit Janssen and Helmfried E. Klein and Hermann Spiessl and Tilman Steinert and Julia Grempler and R. Muche and Thomas Becker},
  journal={Epidemiology and psychiatric sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={181-92}
}
AIMS Attempts to reduce high utilisation of mental health inpatient care by targeting the critical time of hospital discharge are rare. In this study, we test the effect of a needs-oriented discharge planning intervention on number and duration of psychiatric inpatient treatment episodes (primary), as well as on outpatient service use, needs, psychopathology, depression and quality of life (secondary). METHODS Four hundred and ninety-one adults with a defined high utilisation of mental health… CONTINUE READING

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