Letters

Administrative demands of care programme approach

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7045.1540a (Published 15 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1540
  1. Claire Easton,
  2. Femi Oyebode
  1. Research officer Consultant psychiatrist Research and Development Unit, Queen Elizabeth Psychiatric Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2QZ

    EDITOR,—Max Marshall makes the point that the care programme approach has never been fully evaluated, and that its American counterpart, case management, has not proved to be a particularly successful approach.1 In Britain, some studies have claimed that the approach is successful—for example, in tailoring care to individual needs—whereas others have shown that care programme approach fails to improve outcome and has no effect on rates of suicide or reoffending.2 3

    We investigated the …

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