The Association Between Program Characteristics and Service Delivery in Assertive Community Treatment
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- McGrew, J.H. & Bond, G.R. Adm Policy Ment Health (1997) 25: 175. doi:10.1023/A:1022239005432
The authors describe the relationship between service intensity and staffing, organizational, client, and site characteristics in 19 programs based on the Thresholds Bridge adaptation of the assertive community treatment (ACT) model. Pearson correlations were examined between 14 program characteristics and intensity of ACT services. Several staffing and organizational attributes were related to service intensity: larger team size, shared caseloads, greater supervisor involvement in direct client services, and assignment of primary responsibility for the client to the team. The potential facilitating relationship between several aspects of team operation and intensive services is discussed as are implications for local implementation of ACT.