Moving assertive community treatment into standard practice.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

This article describes the assertive community treatment model of comprehensive community-based psychiatric care for persons with severe mental illness and discusses issues pertaining to implementation of the model. The assertive community treatment model has been the subject of more than 25 randomized controlled trials. Research has shown that this type of program is effective in reducing hospitalization, is no more expensive than traditional care, and is more satisfactory to consumers and their families than standard care. Despite evidence of the efficacy of assertive community treatment, it is not uniformly available to the individuals who might benefit from it.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Phillips, SD; Burns, BJ; Edgar, ER; Mueser, KT; Linkins, KW; Rosenheck, RA; Drake, RE; McDonel Herr, EC

Published Date

  • June 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 52 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 771 - 779

PubMed ID

  • 11376224

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1075-2730

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1176/


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States