Assertive community treatment

Vendsborg P B, Nordentoft M, Hvenegaard A, Sogaard J
Record ID 32000008164
Authors' objectives:

This report has been drawn up as part of the National Board of Health's MTV programme. It deals with the medical technology 'assertive community treatment' (ACT), or in Danish the 'outreaching psychosis team' (OP team).

Authors' recommendations: Outreaching psychosis teams should be introduced as the predominant model for treatment and support of people suffering from prolonged mental illnesses (psychoses). This will improve the living conditions of both the mentally ill and their relatives. It is possible to offer this kind of high quality product within the existing financial boundary. It will require a reorganization and an integration of the health related (psychiatric) effort and the social effort.
Authors' methods: Overview
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 1999
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Denmark
MeSH Terms
  • Community Health Services
  • Mental Disorders
Organisation Name: Danish Institute for Health Services Research
Contact Address: DSI, PO Box 2595, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark Tel: +45 35 29 8400; Fax: +45 35 29 8499
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Copyright: Danish Institute for Health Services Research (DSI)
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