Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 171–188 | Cite as

A decade of case management: A methodological review of outcome research

  • Ronna Chamberlain
  • Charles A. Rapp


The last decade has witnessed a burgeoning interest in case management services to people with severe mental illness. While the literature on case management is proliferating, there remains a paucity of rigorously designed outcome research. This paper provides a methodological review of that outcome research on case management, which found that the term case management is used to describe a diverse array of interventions that yield differing client outcomes. Suggestions for the direction of future inquiry are described.


Public Health Mental Illness Health Psychology Outcome Research Case Management 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronna Chamberlain
    • 1
  • Charles A. Rapp
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Kansas School of Social WelfareLawrenceUSA

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