Journal article

A Retrospective Quasi-Experimental Study of a Transitional Housing Program for Patients with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness

Dan Siskind, Meredith Harris, Steve Kisely, Victor Siskind, James Brogan, Jane Pirkis, David Crompton, Harvey Whiteford

COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH JOURNAL | SPRINGER | Published : 2014

Abstract

Transitional housing programs aim to improve living skills and housing stability for tenuously housed patients with mental illness. 113 consecutive Transitional Housing Team (THT) patients were matched to 139 controls on diagnosis, time of presentation, gender and prior psychiatric hospitalisation and compared using a difference-in-difference analysis for illness acuity and service use outcomes measured 1 year before and after THT entry/exit. There was a statistically significant difference-in-difference favouring THT participants for bed days (mean difference in difference -20.76 days, SE 9.59, p = 0.031) and living conditions (HoNOS Q11 mean difference in difference -0.93, SE 0.23, p < 0.0..

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