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Assertive community treatment across the Atlantic: comparison of model fidelity in the UK and USA.

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BACKGROUND: The significant reductions in hospital admission demonstrated in US assertive community treatment (ACT) studies have not been replicated in the UK. Explanations cite poor UK 'model fidelity' and/or better UK standard care. No international model-fidelity comparisons exist. AIMS: To compare high-fidelity US ACT teams with a UK team. METHOD: The UK 700's ACT team (n=97) was compared with high-fidelity US ACT teams (n=73) by using two measures: a forerunner of the Dartmouth Assertiv...

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10.1192/bjp.182.3.248

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Journal:
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Volume:
182
Issue:
MAR.
Pages:
248-254
Publication date:
2003-03-05
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EISSN:
1472-1465
ISSN:
0007-1250
URN:
uuid:e96c48da-9352-4661-a645-b3926ec4047e
Source identifiers:
176870
Local pid:
pubs:176870

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