Year: 1986 Source: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, v.31, n.1, (February 1986) p.54-58 SIEC No: 19871162

In response to the changing role of the hospital in the mental health care system, the authors propose a new model for inpatient psychiatric units – that of consultants to outpatient therapists & community & mental health agencies. They discuss key aspects of expanded diagnostic evaluation & treatment assessment, & present several cases to illustrate how information & perspectives gleaned from the evaluaion can be effectively conveyed to both patient & out-patient therapist.