Improving the general health of persons with psychosis

Leslie Drew*, Fiona Delacy

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    Objective: A project designed to improve the quality of health care received by persons with psychosis is described. Methods: A nurse was appointed to provide liaison between the mental health service and general practitioners, and to facilitate general health care of patients. ACT Health offered service agreements to general practices, with quarterly per capita payments. Results: About half of the local general practices participated. The number of patients without a general practitioner was reduced and quality of health care improved compared with the previous year. Recurrent funding has been provided. Conclusions: Improving the general health of persons with psychosis is an important issue for psychiatry. Having a similar project in all mental health services could be valuable.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)320-323
    Number of pages4
    JournalAustralasian Psychiatry
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007


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