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Volume 11, issue 3

Commonity psychiatry

Case management – A review of the world literature

Elżbieta Słupczyńska-Kossobudzka1, Ludmiła Boguszewska1
1. Zakład Organizacji Ochrony Zdrowia Instytutu Psychiatrii i Neurologii w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2002, 11, 197-203
Keywords: case management, community psychiatry
Abstract

On the basis of their review of articles published in eight international journals in 1993-2000 the authors present a synopsis of case management. They discuss the major functions and models of case management as well as a synthesis of the findings of research on case management effectiveness and process. Case management is more effective than standard care on many measures, e.g., hospitalisation is shorter, satisfaction with services is greater, community services are used more economically and families are less burdened.

Address for correspondence:
Adres: Dr Elżbieta Słupczyńska-Kossobudzka, Zakład Organizacji Ochrony Zdrowia Instytutu Psychiatrii
i Neurologii, ul. Sobieskiego 9, 02-957 Warszawa