Journal article

Similarities and differences in people accessing prevention and recovery care services and inpatient units in Victoria, Australia

Georgina Sutherland, Carol Harvey, Holly Tibble, Matthew J Spittal, John Farhall, Justine Fletcher, Graham Meadows, J Richard Newton, Ruth Vine, Lisa Brophy

BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH | BMC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: There is an emerging international literature demonstrating clinical and cost-effectiveness of sub-acute residential mental health services. To date, however, there is limited information on the profile of consumers accessing these models of care. This study aimed to understand the profile of the population served by adult sub-acute residential mental health services in Victoria, Australia (known as Prevention and Recovery Care; PARC) and to compare PARC service consumers with consumers admitted to psychiatric inpatient units within public hospitals. METHOD: Using 5 years (2012-2016) of a state-wide database of routinely collected individual level mental health service data, we d..

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