Controlled comparison of two crisis resolution and home treatment teams

Tyrer, P., Gordon, F., Nourmand, S., Lawrence, M., Curran, C., Southgate, D., Oruganti, B., Tyler, M., Tottle, S., North, B., Kulinskaya, E., Kaleekal, J.T. and Morgan, J. (2010) Controlled comparison of two crisis resolution and home treatment teams. The Psychiatrist, 34 (2). pp. 50-54. ISSN 1758-3209

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Abstract

Aims and method: To compare an existing crisis resolution service with a new crisis resolution team (CRT) in Wales. The impact of the new team was measured by changes in bed days and admissions. A random sample of patients from each service was assessed for service satisfaction, social functioning and quality of life after first presentation. Results: The total number of bed days was reduced following the introduction of the new CRT (27.3%). The frequency and duration of compulsory admissions increased by 31% in the CRT between the first and second years and by 7% in the control service, offset by a greater reduction in informal admissions in the CRT (23.5%) compared with the control group (13.3%); overall bed usage was unchanged. Service satisfaction, social functioning and quality of life showed no important differences between the services. Clinical implications: Crisis resolution teams may reduce informal admissions in the short term but at the cost of more compulsory admissions later.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
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Depositing User: Vishal Gautam
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2011 10:28
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2019 12:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/23914
DOI: 10.1192/pb.bp.108.023077

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