A competency-based approach to court-ordered outpatient treatment
Department of Psychiatry
Medical Subject Headings
Adult; Analysis of Variance; *Commitment of Mentally Ill; Community Mental Health Services; Female; Humans; Male; Massachusetts; *Mental Competency; Outcome Assessment (Health Care); Outpatients; Retrospective Studies
Health Services Research | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology
A quasi-experimental study of involuntary outpatient treatment in Massachusetts is described and analyzed. Results indicate decreased hospital use by the involuntarily treated outpatients, which may or may not be due to the involuntary intervention itself.
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Citation: New Dir Ment Health Serv. 1997 Fall;(75):81-95.
Geller, Jeffrey L.; McDermeit, Melissa; Grudzinskas, Albert J. Jr.; Lawlor, Ted; and Fisher, William H., "A competency-based approach to court-ordered outpatient treatment" (1997). Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations. 213.