Active medical conditions among patients on an assertive community treatment team.
The authors review the psychiatric hospitalization admission and discharge summaries of 70 ACT clients to determine the number and type of active medical conditions they had. The results show that ACT clients/patients had a median of three active medical conditions. Osteoarthritis, hypertension, viral Hepatitis C infection, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and reactive airway disease were the most common active medical illnesses. The majority of patients were cigarette smokers and were diagnosed with alcohol or illicit substance use disorders, which were associated with viral hepatitis C infection and reactive airway disease in this patient population.
Ceilley, J.W., Cruz, M., & Denko, T. (2006). Active medical conditions among patients on an assertive community treatment team. Community Mental Health Journal, 42 (2), 205-211. doi: 10.1007/s10597-005-9019-2