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Using a brief CTI to promote continuity of care after inpatient hospitalization

psych-svscoverLisa Dixon of the University of Maryland and colleagues have published a new experimental study assessing the effectiveness of a brief three-month adaptation of CTI in enhancing continuity of outpatient psychiatric treatment for persons with serious mental illness following discharge from inpatient care.  Among the findings were that, compared with the control group, persons assigned to receive the intervention had significantly fewer days between their hospital discharge and their first outpatient service.  The authors conclude that the intervention successfully promoted post-discharge continuity of care, but caution that the limited association between improved continuity and improved patient outcomes requires further study.

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