Can Involuntary Outpatient Commitment Reduce Hospital Recidivism? : Findings From a Randomized Trial With Severely Mentally Ill Individuals
Swartz, Marvin S.
Swanson, Jeffrey W.
Wagner, H. Ryan
Burns, Barbara J.
Hiday, Virginia A.
American Journal of Psychiatry 1999 December; 156(12): 1968-1975
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Swartz, Marvin S.; Burns, Barbara J.; George, Linda K.; Swanson, Jeffrey; Hiday, Virginia A.; Borum, Randy; Wagner, H. Ryan (1997)Involuntary outpatient commitment (OPC) is a civil justice procedure intended to enhance compliance with community mental health treatment, to improve functioning, and to reduce recurrent dangerousness and hospital recidivism. ...