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Residential and Treatment Facilities

Introduction

During the last decades there has been a trend towards building down inpatient care, but still many persons receive treatment in residential facilities. However, there are few assessment instruments measuring dimensions of such facilities and there are few empirical studies. Assessments of facilities should aim at the three basic questions of whom, what and how: (1) Who is the facility serving? (2) What kind of treatment are the patients offered? (3) How are the patients doing? (Or: What is the success rate of the programme?)

Who is the Facility Serving?

This basic question can be measured by simple aggregate data for patients like age, gender, diagnoses and a global measure of severity of the illness or state of the patient. It might be useful to aggregate data ...

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