Outcomes of a freedom of choice reform in community mental health day center services
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
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2015. Vol. 42, no 6, 664-671 p.
community psychiatry, client satisfaction, empowerment, procurement
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-94890DOI: 10.1007/s10488-014-0601-1ISI: 000362673400002PubMedID: 25315182OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-94890DiVA: diva2:756780
FunderForte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2010-1042