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Pathways to care for first-episode psychosis in an early detection healthcare sector: part of the Scandinavian TIPS study.

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Source
Br J Psychiatry Suppl. 2005 Aug;48:s24-8
Publication Type
Article
Date
Aug-2005
Author
Jan Olav Johannessen
Tor K Larsen
Inge Joa
Ingrid Melle
Svein Friis
Stein Opjordsmoen
Bjørn Rishovd Rund
Erik Simonsen
Per Vaglum
Thomas H McGlashan
Author Affiliation
Division of Psychiatry, General Hospital of Rogaland, Armauer Hanssens vei 20, 4000 Stavanger, Norway. jojo@sir.no
Source
Br J Psychiatry Suppl. 2005 Aug;48:s24-8
Date
Aug-2005
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Critical Pathways - organization & administration
Delivery of Health Care - organization & administration - standards
Early Diagnosis
Female
Health Services Accessibility
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Norway
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Patient Care Team - organization & administration
Psychotic Disorders - diagnosis - therapy
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Early detection programmes aim to reduce the duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) by public education and by prompt access to treatment via active outreach detection teams. AIMS: To determine whether those with first-episode psychosis in an early detection healthcare area with existing referral channels differ from those who access care via detection teams. METHOD: Those with first-episode psychosis recruited via detection teams were compared with those accessing treatment via conventional channels, at baseline and after 3 months of acute treatment. RESULTS: Patients recruited via detection teams are younger males with a longer DUP, a less dramatic symptom picture and better functioning; however they recover more slowly, and have more symptoms at 3-month follow-up. CONCLUSIONS: After establishing low threshold active case-seeking detection teams, we found clear differences between those patients entering treatment via detection teams v. those obtaining treatment via the usual channels. Such profiling may be informative for early detection service development.
PubMed ID
16055803 View in PubMed
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