Dropping out of psychiatric treatment: a methodological contribution
Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 05/24/2012
Mazzotti E et al. – Dropout patients were more likely to have already been in psychiatric treatment and to have had a past history of missed appointments. The results suggest that knowing previous treatment history and the role of interruptions could equip mental health carers for the rapid retrieval of dropouts, reducing the burden on patients’ families and the risk of patients themselves.