Journal article

Outcomes of a care coordinated service model for persons with severe and persistent mental illness: A qualitative study

Anton N Isaacs, Keith Sutton, Kim Dalziel, Darryl Maybery

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Owing to difficulties faced by individuals with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) in accessing multiple services, the Australian Government trialed a care coordinated service model called the Partners in Recovery (PIR) initiative. MATERIAL: A total of 45 stakeholders in Gippsland were asked what difference the initiative had made. DISCUSSION: The PIR initiative benefited not only clients and carers but also service providers. It addressed an unmet need in service delivery for individuals with SPMI. CONCLUSION: The PIR initiative has filled a gap in delivery of care for individuals with SPMI in Gippsland.