Modified Assertive Community Treatment: Effectiveness on Hospitalization and Length of Stay
The objective is to assess the efficacy of a modified Assertive Community treatment (ACT). This is a retrospective cross-sectional study with a comparative group. The study group was patients with schizophrenia who had completed modified ACT, while the control group was those who did not receive modified ACT. The final sample comprises 44 patients in each group. There was no significant difference between both groups in number of admissions and average length of stay. However, in the modified ACT group there was a significant reduction in the number of admissions after the intervention. In conclusion readmission rate was significantly reduced following modified ACT intervention.
KeywordsModified ACT Admission rate Length of stay
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