Outcomes and costs of a community support worker service for the severely mentally ill.

@article{Clarkson1999OutcomesAC,
  title={Outcomes and costs of a community support worker service for the severely mentally ill.},
  author={Paul Clarkson and Paul McCrone and Kim Sutherby and Cathy Johnson and SB Johnson and Graham Thornicroft},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1999},
  volume={99 3},
  pages={196-206}
}
There has recently been an expansion of paraprofessional staff involved in the provision of care for the severely mentally ill. In this paper we shall evaluate the effects of a community support worker (CSW) service in South London. A sample of patients with severe mental illness receiving the service was assessed over a 6-month period in order to examine the effects of continuing use of CSWs on outcomes, service use and costs. During the study period there were improvements in outcome… CONTINUE READING

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Outcomes and costs of a community support worker service for the severely mentally ill

  • P Clarkson, K Sutherby, C Johnson, S Johnson
  • Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
  • 1999

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