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10.Intensive home treatment for first-episode psychosis

This article describes the experience of intensive home treatment teams in Hertfordhire England in 1998/9. Successful home management was achieved in 20 cases ( 54%) during an eighteen month period. No significant difference was found in any demographic variable, diagnostic … Continue reading

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9.Intensive home treatment for first episode psychosis

Of all the psychiatric disorders , first episode psychosis is one of the most suited to intensive home treatment. It’s the treatment of choice for severe acute episodes in England  and Australia. Entry into the psychiatric system is often very traumatic … Continue reading

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8. Cochrane Review of ” Crisis Intervention” ie intensive home treatment

Cochrane review of crisis intervention Joy Adams Rice edition 2   This review presents the conclusions regarding ability of intensive home to reduce admissions  in an odd way–as ” treatment failures” . 45% of patients had to be admitted withing 12 months: ie … Continue reading

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4. How has the national implementation of intensive home treatment teams impacted psychiatric admission rates in England?

Between 2001 and 2004 there was a rapid expansion in the number of intensive home treatment teams in England. A national network of assertive community treatment teams was also mandated. Glover of the North Eastern Public Health Observatory set out … Continue reading

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7. ” Open All Hours” a comparison of two areas; one with, one without an intensive home treatment service Birmingham UK 1998

open+all+hours   This study is of interest for numerous reasons. Its development was specifically linked to bed closures and it is the first study to demonstrate exactly how, and to what degree intensive home treatment can replace inpatient care. This model … Continue reading

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6.Impact of an intensive home treatment team and an assertive community treatment team Newcastle 2007

Impact of an intensive home treatment team and assertive community treatment team Newcastle UK 2007  This is one of two naturalistic studies of home treatment carried out since national implementation. Although both types of teams were started together, the 45% … Continue reading

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5.Impact of an intensive home treatment team on admission rates Leeds UK 2007

This is a naturalistic study of the changes in admission rates following introduction of an intensive home treatment team in Leeds UK. The service opened in Oct 2004. There was a 37.5% drop in the monthly admission rate. There was … Continue reading

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4. Impact of the South Islington CRT team on service costs

The conclusions from this economic evaluation were that intensive home treatment appeared to reduce the costs compared to usual care, but the amount was not statistically significant. Further controlled trials are needed for a full cost effectiveness analysis. This was … Continue reading

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3.South Islington Non-Randomized Trial 2005

South Islington Non-Randomized Trial  This is a comparison of admission rates and bed days before an intensive home treatment service was established and after–a quasi-experimental study. After the  team was established, the admission rate 6 weeks after a crisis was … Continue reading

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2.Economic Evaluation of a crisis resolution team : a randomized controlled trial

Economic evaluation of a crisis resolution service: A randomised controlled trial       1Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London (United Kingdom) 2Department of Mental Health Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical Schools, … Continue reading

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