Randomized and non-randomized evidence for the effect of compulsory community and involuntary out-patient treatment on health service use: systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Kisely2007RandomizedAN,
  title={Randomized and non-randomized evidence for the effect of compulsory community and involuntary out-patient treatment on health service use: systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Steve Kisely and Leslie Anne Campbell and Anita Sexton Scott and Neil J M Preston and Jianguo Xiao},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={3-14}
}
BACKGROUND There is limited randomized controlled trial (RCT) evidence for compulsory community treatment. Other study methods may clarify their effectiveness. We reviewed RCT and non-RCT evidence for the effect of compulsory community treatment on hospital admissions, bed-days, compliance and out-patient contacts. METHOD A systematic review of RCTs, controlled before-and-after (CBA) studies, and interrupted time series (ITS) analyses. Meta-analysis of RCTs. RESULTS Eight papers covering… CONTINUE READING