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Outcomes of a Freedom of Choice Reform in Community Mental Health Day Center Services.

Eklund, Mona LU and Markström, Urban (2015) In Administration and Policy in Mental Health 42(6). p.664-671
Abstract
A freedom-of-choice reform within mental health day center services was evaluated. The reform aimed to (1) facilitate users' change between units and (2) increase the availability of service providers. Seventy-eight users responded to questionnaires about the reform, empowerment, social network, engagement and satisfaction and were followed-up after 15 months. Fifty-four percent knew about the reform. A majority stated the reform meant nothing to them; ~25 % had a negative and ~20 % a positive opinion. Satisfaction with the services had decreased after 15 months. Empowerment decreased for a more intensively followed subgroup. No positive consequences of the reform could thus be discerned.
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Administration and Policy in Mental Health
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664 - 671
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1573-3289
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10.1007/s10488-014-0601-1
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  abstract     = {A freedom-of-choice reform within mental health day center services was evaluated. The reform aimed to (1) facilitate users' change between units and (2) increase the availability of service providers. Seventy-eight users responded to questionnaires about the reform, empowerment, social network, engagement and satisfaction and were followed-up after 15 months. Fifty-four percent knew about the reform. A majority stated the reform meant nothing to them; ~25 % had a negative and ~20 % a positive opinion. Satisfaction with the services had decreased after 15 months. Empowerment decreased for a more intensively followed subgroup. No positive consequences of the reform could thus be discerned.},
  author       = {Eklund, Mona and Markström, Urban},
  issn         = {1573-3289},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {664--671},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Administration and Policy in Mental Health},
  title        = {Outcomes of a Freedom of Choice Reform in Community Mental Health Day Center Services.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10488-014-0601-1},
  volume       = {42},
  year         = {2015},
}