Journal article

Evaluation of community mental health services: comparison of a primary care mental health team and an extended day hospital service.

J Secker, P Gulliver, E Peck, J Robinson, R Bell, J Hughes

Health Soc Care Community | Wiley | Published : 2001

Abstract

Alongside mental health policies emphasising the need to focus on people experiencing serious, long-term problems, recent general healthcare policy is leading to the development in the UK of a primary care-led National Health Service. While most primary care-led mental health initiatives have focused on supporting general practitioners (GPs) in managing milder depression and anxiety, this article describes an evaluation comparing primary care-based and secondary care-based services for people with serious long-term problems. A survey of service users was carried out at three points in time using three measures: the Camberwell Assessment of Need, the Verona Satisfaction with Services Scales a..

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