A competency-based approach to court-ordered outpatient treatment
A quasi-experimental study of involuntary outpatient treatment in Massachusetts is described and analyzed. Results indicate decreased hospital use by the involuntarily treated outpatients, which may or may not be due to the involuntary intervention itself.
Jeffrey L. Geller, Melissa McDermeit, Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr., Ted Lawlor, and William H. Fisher. "A competency-based approach to court-ordered outpatient treatment" New directions for mental health services.75 (1997).
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