Brown, P. and Challis, D. and von Abendorff, R. (1996) The work of a community mental health team for the elderly: Referrals, caseloads, contact history and outcomes. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 11 (1). pp. 29-39. ISSN 0885-6230.
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A random sample of 120 open cases on the caseloads of two community mental health teams for elderly people, operating an open access policy, were followed up over 18 months. In comparison with referrals, caseloads had a higher proportion of patients with affective disorders and fewer with organic syndromes. Elderly patients with diagnoses of organic disorders tended to receive shorter episodes of intervention, more associated with assessment and diagnosis than continuing support, compared with those with affective disorders. A follow-up of those patients who were living at home at the point of sampling indicated that a higher proportion of those with affective disorders remained in their own homes compared with those with organic disorders.
|Uncontrolled keywords:||community care; community teams; referrals; caseloads; elderly|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit|
|Depositing User:||M.A. Ziai|
|Date Deposited:||24 Nov 2009 12:46|
|Last Modified:||24 Apr 2012 14:41|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/18846 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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