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A competency-based approach to court-ordered outpatient treatment
Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations
  • Jeffrey L. Geller, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Melissa McDermeit, Lighthouse Institute of Chestnut Health Systems
  • Albert J. Grudzinskas, Jr., University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Ted Lawlor, University of Connecticut Health Center
  • William H. Fisher, University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Psychiatry
Date
10-1-1997
Document Type
Article
Medical Subject Headings
Adult; Analysis of Variance; *Commitment of Mentally Ill; Community Mental Health Services; Female; Humans; Male; Massachusetts; *Mental Competency; Outcome Assessment (Health Care); Outpatients; Retrospective Studies
Abstract
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.
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Citation: New Dir Ment Health Serv. 1997 Fall;(75):81-95.
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Link to Article in PubMed
PubMed ID
9283196
Citation Information
Jeffrey L. Geller, Melissa McDermeit, Albert J. Grudzinskas, Ted Lawlor, et al.. "A competency-based approach to court-ordered outpatient treatment" Iss. 75 (1997) ISSN: 0193-9416 (Linking)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jeffrey_geller/102/