Though ubiquitous in community mental health agencies, case management suffers from a lack of consensus regarding its definition, essential components, and appropriate application.
Meaningful comparisons of various case management models await such a consensus.
Global assessments of case management must be replaced by empirical studies of specific interventions with respect to the needs of specific populations.
The authors describe a highly differentiated and prescriptive system of case management involving the application of more than one model of service delivery.
Such a diversified and targeted system offers an opportunity to study the technology of case management in a more meaningful manner.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traitement communautaire, Modèle, Soin intégré, Santé mentale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Suivi cas
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Community treatment, Models, Managed care, Mental health, United States, North America, America, Human
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Cote : 97-0389050
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 12/09/1997.