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Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology

, Volume 45, Issue 4, pp 475–485

First Online: 02 July 2009Received: 24 October 2008Accepted: 17 June 2009

Abstract

IntroductionPatients diagnosed with severe mental illness SMI have a complex combination of psychiatric, somatic and social needs for care, requiring an integrated, multidisciplinary health care approach. The present paper describes the methods of the cumulative needs for care monitor CNCM, a monitoring system in operation in a geographically defined area.

MethodsThe CNCM provides information on need for care, functioning and other outcomes in SMI patients in the area. This information can be used not only to plan treatment at the individual level, but also to conduct health services research at the group level.

KeywordsMonitor Methods Severe mental illness Need for care Psychiatric services  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Marjan Drukker - Maarten Bak - Joost à Campo - Ger Driessen - Jim Van Os - Philippe Delespaul

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