Use of intensive case management to reduce time in hospital in people with severe mental illness: systematic review and meta-regression
Objectives: To explain why clinical trials of intensive case management for people with severe mental illness show such inconsistent effects on the use of hospital care. Design: Systematic review with meta-regression techniques applied to data from randomised controlled trials. Data sources: Cochrane central register of controlled trials, CINAHL, Embase, Medline, and PsychINFO databases from inception to January 2007. Additional anonymised data on patients were obtained for multicentre trials...Expand abstract
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- Citation: Burns, T. et al. (2007). 'Use of intensive case management to reduce time in hospital in people with severe mental illness: systematic review and meta-regression', BMJ 335(7615), 336. [Available at http://www.bmj.com].
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