Patterns of Usual Care for Schizophrenia: Initial Results from the Schizophrenia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) Client Survey

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Patterns of Usual Care for Schizophrenia: Initial Results from the Schizophrenia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) Client Survey

Description

This study examines conformance of current patterns of usual care for persons with schizophrenia with the Schizophrenia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) treatment recommendations. The PORT surveyed a stratified random sample of 719 persons diagnosed with schizophrenia. Findings indicate that current usual treatment practices likely fall substantially short of what would be recommended based on the best evidence on treatment efficacy.

Treatment recommendations discussed encompass the following treatment modalities:

  • Pharmacotherapies
  • Psychological treatments
  • Family interventions
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Assertive community treatment/assertive case management

Developer:

Schizophrenia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT)

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; National Institute of Mental Health

History

Release Date: 1998
Original Summary: August 2003
Last Updated: 10/09/13

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