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Outcomes of a freedom of choice reform in community mental health day center services
Lunds universitet.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.ORCID iD: 000-0002-6330-5640
2015 (English)In: Administration and Policy in Mental Health, ISSN 0894-587X, E-ISSN 1573-3289, Vol. 42, no 6, 664-671 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A freedom-of-choice reform within mentalhealth day center services was evaluated. The reformaimed to (1) facilitate users’ change between units and (2)increase the availability of service providers. Seventy-eightusers responded to questionnaires about the reform,empowerment, social network, engagement and satisfactionand were followed-up after 15 months. Fifty-fourpercent knew about the reform. A majority stated thereform meant nothing to them; *25 % had a negative and*20 % a positive opinion. Satisfaction with the serviceshad decreased after 15 months. Empowerment decreasedfor a more intensively followed subgroup. No positiveconsequences of the reform could thus be discerned.

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New York: Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2015. Vol. 42, no 6, 664-671 p.
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community psychiatry, client satisfaction, empowerment, procurement
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-94890DOI: 10.1007/s10488-014-0601-1ISI: 000362673400002PubMedID: 25315182OAI: diva2:756780
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2010-1042
Available from: 2014-10-20 Created: 2014-10-20 Last updated: 2015-11-17Bibliographically approved

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