Outpatient commitment and its alternatives: questions yet to be answered.

@article{Morrissey2014OutpatientCA,
  title={Outpatient commitment and its alternatives: questions yet to be answered.},
  author={Joseph P. Morrissey and Sarah L. Desmarais and Marisa Elena Domino},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2014},
  volume={65 6},
  pages={812-5}
}
This Open Forum reviews research findings on outpatient commitment and alternative approaches, such as conditional hospital release and guardianship. Despite the accumulating evidence in favor of these practices, many questions remain about their essential elements and comparative effectiveness. The authors describe the strengths and shortcomings in existing studies and propose a research strategy that would take advantage of advances in methodologies, such as instrumental variables and… CONTINUE READING