24. The Treatment Setting for Eating Disorders: Day Patient Treatment

  1. John R. E. Fox2 and
  2. Ken P. Goss3
  1. Amy Willinge,
  2. Chris Thornton and
  3. Stephen Touyz

Published Online: 3 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118328910.ch24

Eating and its Disorders

Eating and its Disorders

How to Cite

Willinge, A., Thornton, C. and Touyz, S. (2012) The Treatment Setting for Eating Disorders: Day Patient Treatment, in Eating and its Disorders (eds J. R. E. Fox and K. P. Goss), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118328910.ch24

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, UK

  2. 3

    Coventry Eating Disorders Service, United Kingdom

Author Information

  1. University of Sydney, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 OCT 2012
  2. Published Print: 9 OCT 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470683545

Online ISBN: 9781118328910



  • continuum of care;
  • day patient treatment;
  • eating disorders (EDs);
  • Peter Beumont Centre;
  • treatment settings


Eating disorders (EDs) have a profound effect on the health and quality of life of their sufferers, given the chronic and severe course. Due to the pervasive personal and community costs produced by EDs, research has attempted to delineate the most effective treatment. There are now several treatment settings available for the management of eating-disordered clients. These include inpatient (IP), outpatient (OP) and day patient (DP) settings. There has been an increasing need for the development and evaluation of DP programmes offering stepped treatment between IP and OP treatment, supporting the continuum of care model for EDs. The structure of the Peter Beumont Centre for Eating Disorders (PBCED) programme can provide a framework for understanding the setting up and running of an effective DP programme.