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Who is assertive outreach for? Referrals and discharges 

Who is assertive outreach for? Referrals and discharges
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Who is assertive outreach for? Referrals and discharges
Author(s):

Tom Burns

, and Mike Firn

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198754237.003.0003
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date: 22 October 2019

This chapter examines the characteristics of patients who need community outreach. It identifies those who most often receive it and those for whom it seems to add little extra. It considers dual diagnosis patients, offender patients, ethnic minority patients, and patients with co-occurring learning disabilities. It also considers the balance between positive and negative symptoms in psychosis and also its suitability for first-onset psychosis. It discusses the value of explicit criteria for both acceptance and discharge and the nature of step-down where that is an option. The processes of acceptance and discharge, with their necessary collaboration, are outlined.

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