The primary care of patients with schizophrenia

Burns, T., Kendrick, T. and Cohen, A. (1998) The primary care of patients with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 29, (1-2), 203. (doi:10.1016/S0920-9964(97)88821-4).


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The proportion of patients with schizophrenia who lose
contact with the specialist services is between 25% and 40%. It
is the General Practitioner that remains the most likely health
professional to be in contact with such patients.
A consensus group of 14 members met on four occasions to
review the literature and to develop good practice guidelines
for the management of schizophrenia in primary care. The
group consisted of clinical and academic psychiatrists, clinical
and academic general practitioners, CPN, practice nurse facilitator,
and a health economist.
The group developed 'standard' guidelines--guidelines
appropriate to the average general practitioner working in an
average practice in five areas: establishing a register and
organizing regular reviews, comprehensive assessments, information
and advice for patients and carers, indications for
involving specialist services, and crisis management.
The guidelines have been published and are being disseminated
through the educational network of primary care, targeting
in particular the primary care clinical tutors, chairs of primary
care audit groups, and practice nurse facilitators

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/S0920-9964(97)88821-4
Additional Information: Abstracts of the Ninth Biennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia Davos, Switzerland, 7 February - 13 February 1998
ISSNs: 0920-9964 (print)
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Keywords: england, primary-care, care, netherlands, patients, time, primary care, schizophrenia, london
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Q Science > QP Physiology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine
ePrint ID: 61696
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
January 1998Published
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:44

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