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Assertive outreach teams in London: patient characteristics and outcomes. Pan-London Assertive Outreach Study, part 3.

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BACKGROUND: Although the model of assertive outreach has been widely adopted, it is unclear who receives assertive outreach in practice and what outcomes can be expected under routine conditions. AIMS: To assess patient characteristics and outcome in routine assertive outreach services in the UK. METHOD: Patients (n=580) were sampled from 24 assertive outreach teams in London. Outcomes--days spent in hospital and compulsory hospitalisation--were assessed over a 9-month follow-up. RESULTS: Th...

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10.1192/bjp.183.2.148

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Journal:
British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science More from this journal
Volume:
183
Issue:
AUG.
Pages:
148-154
Publication date:
2003-08-01
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EISSN:
1472-1465
ISSN:
0007-1250
Language:
English
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pubs:176863
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uuid:6d163363-0bcb-4864-948d-d67e244760f0
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pubs:176863
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176863
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2012-12-19

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