Lessons from the National Mental Health Integration Program
Eagar, Kathy, Pirkis, Jane E., Owen, Alan, Burgess, Philip M., et al., Australian Health Review
Three projects were funded under the national Mental Health Integration Program (MHIP) in 1999, each of which employed a different model aimed at improving linkages between disparate parts of the mental health system. A national evaluation framework guided local evaluations of these projects, and this paper presents a synthesis of the findings. For providers, the projects improved working relationships, created learning opportunities and increased referral and shared care opportunities. For consumers and carers, the projects resulted in a greater range of options and increased continuity of care. For the wider system, the projects achieved significant structural and …
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Publication information: Article title: Lessons from the National Mental Health Integration Program. Contributors: Eagar, Kathy - Author, Pirkis, Jane E. - Author, Owen, Alan - Author, Burgess, Philip M. - Author, et al. - Author. Journal title: Australian Health Review. Volume: 29. Issue: 2 Publication date: May 2005. Page number: 189+. © Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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