CTI is effective in increasing continuity of care
A newly published paper by Andrew Tomita of Columbia University and Dan Herman of Hunter College investigates the impact of CTI on the continuity of care following psychiatric hospitalization. Tomita examined self-report data from a randomized controlled trial among people with a history of homelessness and severe mental illness. Compared with those receiving usual services, people randomly assigned to CTI perceived greater access to care and this increased access was a significant mediator of the impact of CTI on reducing the risk of subsequent re-hospitalization. This finding is important because for people with severe mental illness, continuity of care is an important indicator of the overall quality of their care.