Integrated local networks as a model for organizing mental health services.
|Title||Integrated local networks as a model for organizing mental health services.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2002|
|Authors||MJ Fleury, Mercier C|
|Journal||Adm Policy Ment Health|
|Date Published||2002 Sep|
Organizing services in an integrated network as a model for transforming healthcare systems is often presented as a potential remedy for service fragmentation that should enhance system efficiency. In the mental health sector, integration is also part of a diversified response to the multiple needs of the clients, particularly people with serious mental health disorders. The authors describe how the notion of integrated service networks came to serve as a model for transforming the mental health system in Quebec, and they propose a frame of reference for this notion. They also address the challenges and issues raised by this mode of service organization in the mental health sector and more generally in a context of transforming healthcare systems.
|Alternate Journal||Adm Policy Ment Health|