Journal article

Mental health service utilisation after a Community Treatment Order: A comparison between three modes of termination

Ruth Vine, Suzanne Turner, Jane Pirkis, Fiona Judd, Matthew J Spittal

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Little work has examined Community Treatment Order processes, including mode of termination. This paper aimed to examine service utilisation and legal status following the Community Treatment Order termination by a review board, treating psychiatrist or expiry of order. METHOD: Data-linkage study following the service utilisation of those discharged from a Community Treatment Order of at least 3-month duration for the subsequent 2 years. We used the state-wide database of all contacts with state-funded mental health services in Victoria, Australia. RESULTS: Of the 1478 patients who were discharged, 5% were discharged by the review board, 88% were discharged by the treating psychia..

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