Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 53–62

A preliminary attempt to measure continuity of care in a Community Mental Health Center

  • Rosalyn D. Bass
  • Charles Windle

DOI: 10.1007/BF01441436

Cite this article as:
Bass, R.D. & Windle, C. Community Ment Health J (1973) 9: 53. doi:10.1007/BF01441436


A preliminary attempt has been made to develop a quantitative measure of continuity of care in a community mental health center based on the amount of client movement among the center's essential treatment services consistent with therapeutic need, and the use of mechanisms promoting continuity when clients transfer among these center services. This paper reports on the application of this instrument to a community menial health center for a 1-month period.

Copyright information

© Behavioral Publications, Inc. 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosalyn D. Bass
  • Charles Windle
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Mental Health Service Programs, National Institute of Mental HealthService Development BranchUSA