A competency-based approach to court-ordered outpatient treatmentSystems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations
UMMS AffiliationDepartment of Psychiatry
SubjectsAdult; Analysis of Variance; *Commitment of Mentally Ill; Community Mental Health Services; Female; Humans; Male; Massachusetts; *Mental Competency; Outcome Assessment (Health Care); Outpatients; Retrospective Studies
AbstractA 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.
SourceNew Dir Ment Health Serv. 1997 Fall;(75):81-95.
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Citation InformationJeffrey 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/