Psychiatric Quarterly

, Volume 58, Issue 3, pp 180–188

Receipt of aftercare services by problem types: Psychiatric, psychiatric/substance abuse and substance abuse

  • Phyllis Solomon


In the present study, a cohort of patients discharged from two state psychiatric hospitals were categorized into three groups: psychiatric, psychiatric/substance abuse and substance abuse. Patterns of service receipt postdischarge and the differential impact of service use on rehospitalizations and community tenure were analyzed. The psychiatric group were more receptive to contacting community mental health aftercare agencies and when they did connect, they received, on the average, greater amounts of service than the other two groups.


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© Human Sciences Press 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Phyllis Solomon
    • 1
  1. 1.Action Research and Development DivisionFederation for Community PlanningCleveland

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