0
Get Alert
Please Wait... Processing your request... Please Wait.
You must sign in to sign-up for alerts.

Please confirm that your email address is correct, so you can successfully receive this alert.

Article   |    
Estimating the Local Prevalence of Persons Needing Community Support Programs
Herman V. Szymanski; Herbert C. Schulberg; Vera Salter; Nancy Gutterman
Psychiatric Services 1982; doi:
View Author and Article Information

Department of Psychiatry, State University of New York at Buffalo

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Health Systems Agency of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

New York State Office of Mental Health, Albany, New York

American Psychiatric Association

text A A A
PDF of the full text article.
Abstract

As Community Support Programs for the chronically mentally ill expand, it becomes increasingly important to determine the number of individuals qualifying for these services. Although national prevalence data are currently available, they have only limited usefulness for program planning at state and local levels. Given the distinctive circumstances affecting each community's chronically ill population, their number, and their need for services, the authors propose identifying a patient cohort that approximates the local prevalence of persons needing Community Support Programs by using one of three methods. The first method identifies persom who have been hospitalized previously and who currently require outpatient psychiatric care. The second identifies persons previously hospitalized who require another hospitalization during a specified period of time. And, the third method identifies persons who are currently in outpatient treatment with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Choice of method depends on definition of chronic mental illness, type of data available, local treatment philosophies, and health care system structure.

Abstract Teaser
Figures in this Article

Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.
Sign In Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.
Sign In to Access Full Content
 
Username
Password
Sign in via Athens (What is this?)
Athens is a service for single sign-on which enables access to all of an institution's subscriptions on- or off-site.
Not a subscriber?

Subscribe Now/Learn More

PsychiatryOnline subscription options offer access to the DSM-5 library, books, journals, CME, and patient resources. This all-in-one virtual library provides psychiatrists and mental health professionals with key resources for diagnosis, treatment, research, and professional development.

Need more help? PsychiatryOnline Customer Service may be reached by emailing PsychiatryOnline@psych.org or by calling 800-368-5777 (in the U.S.) or 703-907-7322 (outside the U.S.).

+

References

+
+

CME Activity

There is currently no quiz available for this resource. Please click here to go to the CME page to find another.
Submit a Comments
Please read the other comments before you post yours. Contributors must reveal any conflict of interest.
Comments are moderated and will appear on the site at the discertion of APA editorial staff.

* = Required Field
(if multiple authors, separate names by comma)
Example: John Doe



Related Content
Articles
Books
Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, 4th Edition > Chapter 22.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, 4th Edition > Chapter 33.  >
Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, 4th Edition > Chapter 22.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, 4th Edition > Chapter 16.  >
Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry > Chapter 62.  >
Topic Collections
Psychiatric News
APA Guidelines
PubMed Articles