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One member of the team had been chosen to lead this project, and it was decided to develop the system as a team. It was hoped this approach would overcome resistance to any change and produce a system that was practical and realistic. The first team meeting focused on the general topic of outcome...
There has been an unprecedented growth in the number of assertive outreach (AO) teams over the past seven years, as politicians and policy makers alike embraced the approach ( Department of Health (DH) 2000 , 2004 ). Also known as assertive community treatment teams (ACT), AO teams were initially...