Journal article

Prevention and Recovery Care Services in Australia: Developing a State-Wide Typology of a Subacute Residential Mental Health Service Model

Carol Harvey, Lisa Brophy, Holly Tibble, Helen Killaspy, Matthew J Spittal, Bridget Hamilton, Priscilla Ennals, Richard Newton, Paul Cruickshank, Teresa Hall, Justine Fletcher

Frontiers in Psychiatry | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2019


Aims: Community-based residential alternatives to hospitalization are an emerging service model. Evidence for their acceptability and effectiveness is promising but limited. Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) services are one such residential model, offering short-term subacute treatment and care (usually between 7 and 28 days). PARC services in Victoria, Australia, are designed to support consumers with severe mental illness to either avoid a psychiatric hospital admission (step-up care) or transition from hospital back into the community (step-down care). As a precursor to a series of studies investigating the appropriateness, effectiveness and efficiency of PARC services, we aimed to inv..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The project was funded by an NHMRC partnership grant (APP1115907) and is a partnership between academic institutions, Mental Health Community Support Services (MHCSS), clinical mental health service providers and the Victorian Government.