July 21, 2012
A newly published paper by Andrew Tomita of Columbia University and Dan Herman of Hunter College examines the impact CTI in reducing rehospitalization among formerly homeless individuals with severe and persistent mental illness after discharge from inpatient psychiatric treatment. In a randomized trial with 150 participants, psychiatric rehospitalization at the end of the 18-month followup period was significantly lower for the group assigned to CTI compared with the usual services group (odds ratio=.11, 95% confidence interval=.01–.96). The study is the first to demonstrate that CTI, primarily designed to prevent recurrent homelessness in high-risk individuals, also reduced the occurrence of rehospitalization after discharge.
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