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The association between continuity of care and readmission to hospital in patients with severe psychosis

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PURPOSE: Providing good continuity of care to patients is considered a vital component of community mental health services, but there is limited evidence that it is associated with good outcomes. We measured service use and a multidimensional concept of continuity of care in 323 patients who were to be discharged from hospital following compulsory treatment for psychosis to investigate the association between continuity and rehospitalisation. METHODS: We conducted a 36-month prospective cohor...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s00127-016-1287-3

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Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg Publisher's website
Journal:
Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology Journal website
Volume:
51
Issue:
12
Pages:
1633–1643
Publication date:
2016-10-25
Acceptance date:
2016-10-10
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EISSN:
1433-9285
ISSN:
0933-7954
Pubs id:
pubs:655214
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uri:50dc71f6-acab-445b-8799-47a4ec4830aa
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uuid:50dc71f6-acab-445b-8799-47a4ec4830aa
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pubs:655214
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12

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