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.
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Assertive case management , Effectiveness, Intensive case management , Severe mental illness|
|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
|Deposited On:||13 Oct 2011 13:35|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:36|
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