Title

A competency-based approach to court-ordered outpatient treatment

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Date

10-1-1997

Document Type

Article

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

Disciplines

Health Services Research | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology

Abstract

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.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: New Dir Ment Health Serv. 1997 Fall;(75):81-95.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

9283196