Community Treatment Teams: An Alternative to State Hospital

Community Treatment Teams: An Alternative to State Hospital This article describes the implementation of Community Treatment Teams as a strategy to provide services to patients discharged from a state psychiatric hospital. The closing of Philadelphia State Hospital was the impetus for the development of an alternative long term care treatment system for the seriously mentally ill which was based on a variation of the community treatment team model. This article provides a description of the teams, their functioning, structure, and the impact they have had on the service system. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Psychiatric Quarterly Springer Journals

Community Treatment Teams: An Alternative to State Hospital

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 by Human Sciences Press, Inc.
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Psychiatry; Public Health; Sociology, general
ISSN
0033-2720
eISSN
1573-6709
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1025461206155
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Abstract

This article describes the implementation of Community Treatment Teams as a strategy to provide services to patients discharged from a state psychiatric hospital. The closing of Philadelphia State Hospital was the impetus for the development of an alternative long term care treatment system for the seriously mentally ill which was based on a variation of the community treatment team model. This article provides a description of the teams, their functioning, structure, and the impact they have had on the service system.

Journal

Psychiatric QuarterlySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 14, 2004

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