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Models of community care for severe mental illness: A review of research on case management.
Reviews results of 75 studies of community care for consumers and compares the effectiveness of ACT and intensive case management.
Mueser, K. T., Bond, G. R., & Drake, R. E. (1998). Models of community care for severe mental illness: A review of research on case management. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 24, 37-74.
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Assertive Community Treatment Literature Review.
Provides a detailed overview of ACT and the outcomes associated with the evidence-based practice. The implementation issues are also discussed in great detail, with particular attention to issues related to staffing, financing, and geographical differences in implementing ACT.
Linkins, K., Tunkelrott, T., Dybdal, K., & Robinson, G. (2000, April 28). Assertive Community Treatment Literature Review. Falls Church, VA: Lewin Group, Inc.
Cost-effectiveness of Assertive Community Treatment versus standard case management for persons with co-occurring severe mental illness and substance use disorders.
Examines the cost-effectiveness of ACT in comparison to standard case management.
Clark, R. E., Teague, G. B., Ricketts, S. K., Bush, P. W., Xie, H., McGuire, T. G. et al. (1998). Cost-effectiveness of Assertive Community Treatment versus standard case management for persons with co-occurring severe mental illness and substance use disorders. Health Services Research, 33, 1285-1308.
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Assertive Community Treatment: An update of randomized trials.
Reviews outcomes of randomized controlled trials of ACT including studies of special populations (i.e., homeless, dual diagnoses).
Burns, B. J. & Santos, A. B. (1995). Assertive Community Treatment: An update of randomized trials. Psychiatric Services, 46, 669-675.
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Economic impacts of Assertive Community Treatment: A review of the literature.
Focuses on economic impact of ACT on hospital use, emergency-room use, use of outpatient services, housing costs.
Latimer, E. (1999). Economic impacts of Assertive Community Treatment: A review of the literature. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 44, 443-454.
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Moving Assertive Community Treatment into standard practice
Describes ACT, summarizes its effectiveness for different client populations, and discusses cost effectiveness. This article also discusses the critical components of ACT and how it has been adapted locally. Additionally, the authors outline issues that mental health system administrators, ACT staff, and consumers are likely to face when implementing ACT.
Phillips, S., Burns, B., Edgar, E., Mueser, K. T., Linkins, K. W., Rosenheck, R. A. et al. (2001). Moving Assertive Community Treatment into standard practice, Psychiatric Services, 52 (6), 771-779.
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Assertive Community Treatment for people with severe mental illness: Critical ingredients and impact on patients.
Summarizes the results of 25 studies of the effectiveness of ACT. Includes information on cost-effectiveness and fidelity.
Bond, G. R., Drake, R. E., Mueser, K. T., & Latimer, E. (2001). Assertive Community Treatment for people with severe mental illness: Critical ingredients and impact on patients. Disease Management & Health Outcomes, 9, 141-159.
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Cost effectiveness of intensive psychiatric community care for high users of inpatient services.
Evaluates the costs of 10 intensive psychiatric community care programs at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers in the northeastern United States.
Rosenheck, R., & Neale, M. (1998). Cost effectiveness of intensive psychiatric community care for high users of inpatient services. Archives of General Psychiatry, 55, 459-466.
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