Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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