The impact of day hospital closure on social networks, clinical status, and service use: a naturalistic experiment.
OBJECTIVE: Little research is conducted on service closures. We examined the social, clinical and service use impact of the closure of a partial hospitalisation service (day hospital) on its users. METHODS: Patients attending the closing day hospital were studied at closure and one year after, and compared to patients at an unchanged day hospital. RESULTS: The closure did not increase use of inpatient beds, primary care or emergency room. Overall clinical improvements were similar for both g...Expand abstract
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