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dc.contributor.authorMoljord, Inger Elise Opheim
dc.contributor.authorStensvåg, Kine Gabrielsen
dc.contributor.authorHalsteinli, Vidar
dc.contributor.authorRise, Marit By
dc.identifier.citationBMC Health Services Research. 2021, 21:1310 1-9.en_US
dc.description.abstractBackground Self-referral to inpatient treatment (SRIT) is built on user participation and patient autonomy. SRIT was conducted for patients with severe mental disorders in a Norwegian Community Mental Health Centre. The aims of the present study were to describe the implementation of SRIT, explore the professionals’ experiences of SRIT and assess the costs entailed. Methods Qualitative document analysis, interviews with professionals and quantitative analysis of register data from a randomized controlled trial were used. Results SRIT seemed to be implemented as intended. According to the professionals, SRIT allowed the patients to cope, be empowered, more active and responsible. Some professionals experienced increased responsibility for patients’ medication and for assessing health and suicide risks. SRIT did not reduce hospital costs. The professionals were satisfied with nurse-led SRIT treatment. Conclusions SRIT appears to be a high-quality mental health service that empowers and activates patients. Nurse-led treatment may entail more efficient use of professional resources. In future implementations of SRIT, the efficient use of service resources and the administration of beds should be investigated. More flexible availability should be considered in line with the intentions behind SRIT, as well as ensuring adequate professional training in assessing health and suicide risk.en_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleSelf-referral to inpatient treatment program in a community mental health Centre in Central Norway: investigating the implementation, professionals’ experiences and costsen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.source.journalBMC Health Services Researchen_US

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