Invited for inclusion in this special section of the Journal. Research was partly funded by grant HD5-SM46062 from SAMHSA, and grant R01-MH46306 from NIMH to the first author; by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; and by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (to D. Carr).
COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT TEAMS
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1998 American Orthopsychiatric Association
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume 68, Issue 2, pages 179–190, April 1998
How to Cite
Essock, S. M., Frisman, L. K. and Kontos, N. J. (1998), COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT TEAMS. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 68: 179–190. doi: 10.1037/h0080328
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Clients who were high service users with serious mental disorders were randomly assigned to assertive community treatment (ACT) or to standard case management (SCM) at three sites and followed for 18 months. Clients in ACT spent more days in the community than did those in SCM, at no additional cost. For clients who were hospitalized at study entry, assertive community treatment was more cost-effective than standard case management.