Journal article

Outcomes of Victorian Prevention and Recovery Care Services: A matched pairs comparison

John Farhall, Lisa Brophy, John Reece, Holly Tibble, Long Khanh-Dao Le, Cathrine Mihalopoulos, Justine Fletcher, Carol Harvey, Emma Morrisroe, Richard Newton, Georgina Sutherland, Matthew J Spittal, Graham Meadows, Ruth Vine, Jane Pirkis

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: In Victoria, Prevention and Recovery Care Services have been established to provide a partial alternative to inpatient admissions through short-term residential mental health care in the community. This study set out to determine whether Prevention and Recovery Care Services are achieving their objectives in relation to reducing service use and costs, fostering least restrictive care and leading to positive clinical outcomes. METHODS: We matched 621 consumers whose index admission in 2014 was to a Prevention and Recovery Care ('PARCS consumers') with 621 similar consumers whose index admission in the same year was to an acute inpatient unit and who had no Prevention and Recovery C..

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Grants

Awarded by NHMRC


Awarded by Australian Research Council Future Fellowship - Australian Government


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: 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. M.J.S. is a recipient of an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (project number FT180100075) funded by the Australian Government.