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Benefits of Mobile Crisis Programs
Joseph J. Zealberg; Alberto B. Santos; Richard K. Fisher
Psychiatric Services 1993; doi:
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Medical University of South Carolina, 171 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, South Carolina 29425

1993 by the American Psychiatric Association

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The mobile crisis team is uniquely equipped to provide front-line mental health care when and where it is most needed. It is able to provide on-site assessment, crisis management, treatment, referral, and educational services to patients, families, law enforcement officers, and the community at large. Mobile crisis teams provide access to mental health care for even the most under-served populations efficiently and cost-effectively. The cost-effectiveness of the team's services is defined by savings in both monetary and human terms.

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