Intensive Case Management: A Critical Re-Appraisal of the Scientific Evidence for Effectiveness

King, Robert (2006) Intensive Case Management: A Critical Re-Appraisal of the Scientific Evidence for Effectiveness. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 33(5), pp. 529-535.

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Intensive Case Management (ICM) is widely claimed to be an evidence-based and cost effective program for people with high levels of disability as a result of mental illness. However, the findings of recent randomized controlled trials comparing ICM with ‘usual services’ suggest that both clinical and cost effectiveness of ICM may be weakening. Possible reasons for this, including fidelity of implementation, researcher allegiance effects and changes in the wider service environment within which ICM is provided, are considered. The implications for service delivery and research are discussed.

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ID Code: 46455
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Assertive case management , Effectiveness, Intensive case management , Severe mental illness
DOI: 10.1007/s10488-006-0051-5
ISSN: 0894-587X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Springer
Deposited On: 13 Oct 2011 03:35
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2014 01:42

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