Reflections on facilitated discharge from a mental health service.

@article{Jespersen2009ReflectionsOF,
  title={Reflections on facilitated discharge from a mental health service.},
  author={Sean Jespersen and Terence Tai-Leung Chong and T. L. Donegan and Kelly Gray and Teresa Kudinoff and Leanne McGain and Deborah Gant},
  journal={Australasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists},
  year={2009},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={
          195-201
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper is to review research evidence and describe our experience of facilitated discharge from mental health services to primary care. METHOD A literature review of facilitated discharge was conducted. In addition, the clinical characteristics of 21 discharged and 21 non-discharged patients from one shared care service were compared in a retrospective file review. Thirty-one patients in another facilitated discharge program were surveyed. RESULTS Discharged… CONTINUE READING

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