Integrated local networks as a model for organizing mental health services.

TitleIntegrated local networks as a model for organizing mental health services.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsMJ Fleury, Mercier C
JournalAdm Policy Ment Health
Volume30
Issue1
Pagination55-73
Date Published2002 Sep
ISSN0894-587X
Abstract

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 JournalAdm Policy Ment Health
PubMed ID12546256

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