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Title: A patient-based voucher system for brief hospitalisation.
Authors: Little, John
Stephens, David
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: Wiley
Place of publication: London
Publication Title: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Volume: 33
Issue: 3
Start Page: 429
End Page: 432
Abstract: Objective: The aim of this study was to demonstrate the clinical use of a patient-based voucher system for brief hospitalisation. Clinical picture: A 31-year-old male, chronically disabled, with schizophrenia, polysubstance, and borderline personality disorders presented concerns for the treating team. Treatment: Management was community based except for a single admission in which the patient chose the timing and duration via a predetermined set of vouchers. Outcome: In contrast to previous admissions, a patient-chosen, voucher-based admission was single, brief and uneventful. Conclusions: Novel approaches to chronically disabled patients with psychiatric illness enable change from therapeutic pessimism. A patient-based voucher system seemed to be of use in one patient.
ISSN: 0004-8674
Internal ID Number: 00138
Type: Journal Article
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