The effectiveness of outpatient civil commitment

Title

The effectiveness of outpatient civil commitment

Creator

Munetz M R; Grande T; Kleist J; Peterson G A

Publisher

Psychiatric Services

Date

1996
1996-11

Description

The effects of outpatient civil commitment on community tenure and functioning were studied in a group of 20 patients with a history of recurrent hospitalizations, noncompliance with outpatient treatment, and good response to treatment. During the first 12 months of outpatient commitment, patients experienced significant reductions in visits to the psychiatric emergency service, hospital admissions, and lengths of stay compared with the 12 months before commitment. They significantly increased the number of appointments kept with their psychiatrist. It appears that when used judiciously, outpatient civil commitment is a helpful tool in maintaining hospital recidivists in the community.

Subject

Environmental & Occupational; Health; Health Care Sciences & Services; involuntary; Psychiatry; Public

Identifier

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Format

Journal Article

URL Address

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Rights

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Pages

1251-1253

Issue

11

Volume

47

Citation

Munetz M R; Grande T; Kleist J; Peterson G A, “The effectiveness of outpatient civil commitment,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 15, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/7681.

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