Factors associated with patient transfer and dropping out of outpatient mental health treatment
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Factors associated with patient transfer and dropping out of outpatient mental health treatment

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Written in English


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  • Psychiatric hospitals -- Outpatient services.

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Statementby Paul F. Harris.
ContributionsBoston College. Dept. of Education.
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 88 leaves ;
Number of Pages88
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Open LibraryOL16579147M

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ABSTRACT. OBJECTIVE: To characterize an outpatient public referral center for mental health and to assess factors associated with treatment dropout. METHODS: A non-concurrent prospective study was undertaken to review patient files. Patients, whose first consultation took place between January and December , were followed-up for at least four months . Services (CMS) is phasing out the outpatient mental health treatment limitation (the limitation) over a 5-year period (from ). • Effective January 1, , Medicare will pay outpatient mental health services at the same rate as other Part B services (80 percent of the physician fee schedule). Provider Needs to Know •. P eople with mental health and substance abuse (MH/SA) disorders have long faced the need for high out-of-pocket spending when seeking treatment. 1 Policy discussions over the Cited by: 8. Dropout From Outpatient Mental Health Care in the United States Article (PDF Available) in Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.) 60(7) .

1. Introduction. It is well established that utilization of outpatient mental health aftercare following episodes of acute inpatient substance abuse treatment results in better outcomes Costello, , Walker et al., Active involvement in aftercare is also associated with reduced readmission rates Moos & Moos, , Peterson et al., , even among patients with comorbid Cited by:   High levels of paranoid ideation, lack of health insurance, and living less than 15 miles from the clinic were significantly associated with premature termination. Those factors were combined with three others—substance abuse, divorced marital status, and absence of fee reduction—in a probit regression model that correctly predicted the Cited by:   According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, 91 million adults live in mental health professional shortage areas and 10 million individuals have serious mental illness (SMI). This study examines how the supply of psychiatrists, severity of mental illness, out-of-pocket costs, and health insurance type influence patients’ decisions to receive treatment Cited by: 1. Many soldiers who seek treatment for mental health problems drop out of treatment before it is complete. The present study examined factors that are .

This study examined factors associated with engagement in outpatient treatment of patients with dual diagnoses of psychiatric disorder and substance use disorder. The charts of all 57 patients referred to a dual diagnosis treatment program during a six-month period were reviewed, and data on patients' substance use diagnosis, psychiatric Cited by: 4. Strength-Based Assessment (Include current and historical biopsychosocial data and how these factors will affect treatment. Also include mental status, developmental and intellectual functioning, school / vocational, cultural, social, spiritual, medical, past and current traumas, substance use / dependence and outcome of treatment, and past.   In a survey of new patients applying for treatment at a community mental health center over a 6-month period, 32% did not attend at all, and of the attenders 31% dropped out. Transfer of a patient from one clinician to another doubled (pout before the eighth visit. It is suggested that a certain proportion of negotiations Cited by:   This policy is not written to guide the treatment of mental health patients. It is written with the intention of improving communication surrounding the transfer process in order to minimise the risk of important clinical care information not being passed between mental health and acute trusts around the time of mental health patient transfer.