A pilot study of assertive community treatment for patients with chronic psychotic disorders.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This study measured hospital utilization and residential status of 51 patients with chronic psychoses before and after a 1-year program of assertive community treatment. Time hospitalized was reduced by 94%, and 82% of the patients previously living in hospitals or group homes attained independent living status, suggesting that this form of clinical management may reduce institutional care and costs to mental health care systems.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Santos, AB; Hawkins, GD; Julius, B; Deci, PA; Hiers, TH; Burns, BJ

Published Date

  • March 1, 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 150 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 501 - 504

PubMed ID

  • 8434670

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-953X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1176/ajp.150.3.501


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States