Baby or bathwater? Referrals of "non-cases" in a targeted early identification intervention for psychosis.
|Title||Baby or bathwater? Referrals of "non-cases" in a targeted early identification intervention for psychosis.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Jordan G, Kinkaid M, Iyer SN, Joober R, Goldberg K, Malla A, Shah JL|
|Journal||Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol|
|Date Published||2018 Mar 14|
PURPOSE: To explore the unintended impact of a targeted case identification (TCI) campaign for first episode psychosis (FEP) on people not experiencing FEP ("non-cases") with respect to referral patterns and reasons for being a non-case.METHODS: Sources of referral, reasons for being a non-case, and subsequent referral destinations of non-cases were examined before and after a TCI.RESULTS: Following the TCI, a greater proportion of non-cases lived outside the study catchment area. A smaller proportion was referred by the parent hospital's emergency room or had a substance-induced psychosis.CONCLUSIONS: TCIs for FEP may have unintended effects, with implications for early case identification and early intervention services.
|Alternate Journal||Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol|