Developing new services for eating disorders: an evaluation study.
Ruth Endacott, Susan Kidd, Melissa Deacon-Crouch, Fiona Judd, Michelle Menzel, Marian Cornett
Australas Psychiatry | Published : 2006
OBJECTIVE: This paper aims to evaluate the structures and processes of eating disorders services in two regional cities in Australia. METHOD: Stakeholder evaluation undertaken between 2002 and 2005 uses interviews, questionnaires and service delivery data to examine: structure and patient profile of the two services, barriers and success factors and local factors influencing development of the services. RESULTS: The Bendigo service provided secondary consultation and specialist management with upskilling of primary care workers as a key goal. Patients were referred to the service via mental health triage. The Geelong service initially offered assessment only, with direct access for the gener..View full abstract