Journal article

A Retrospective Evaluation of a Pilot Youth Community Assessment and Treatment Service

Chinar Goel, Reem MA Shafi, Adrian J Conner, Flavie Waters, Paul E Croarkin, Patrick McGorry

PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES | AMER PSYCHIATRIC PUBLISHING, INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Targeted, highly accessible early intervention for youths with emerging and complex psychiatric presentations is increasingly needed. The Youth Community Assessment and Treatment Team (YCATT) multidisciplinary service was established to provide intensive intervention for youths in Perth, Australia. METHODS: The authors conducted a retrospective evaluation to examine YCATT's impact on emergency department (ED) visits, psychiatric inpatient admissions, and provision of care for youths in the transition period between adolescent and adult psychiatric services. Demographic, clinical, and service utilization data for all referrals over the pilot period (2016-2017) were collected and an..

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