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 | Published : 2021


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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