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Community Based Intermediate Mental Health Care in the Country SA Context

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: L Martinez, G. Misan, E Rudnik, K Muyambi
  • Journal Name: Proceedings of the 12th National Rural Health Conference
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

In 2011 the Country Health SA Local Health Network (CHSALHN) established a number of mental health Intermediate Care Services (ICS) whose aim is to support the transition of mental health consumers of services from acute care to a range of sub acute health service options. The ICS provide sub acute care options in community settings including intensive of bio psychosocial care in a persons home, in collaboration with community mental health centres, local health professionals, medical and other specialists, non-government organisations, and supported accommodation services. This study reports the findings of a review of the operational outcomes of the four early adopter ICS sites in Port Augusta/Whyalla, Port Lincoln, Mt Gambier and Kangaroo Island.

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