In an accompanying editorial, Claire Henderson, PhD, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience at King’s College London, noted that generalizing the study’s results to other countries could be problematic, especially to regions such as North America, which have shorter lengths of stay for psychiatric hospitalization.
“Future trials looking at intensive home treatment would be most informative if done in countries with relatively short lengths of stay, and without separate crisis services for people receiving assertive community treatment,” Dr. Henderson writes.
The study was funded by De Stichting tot Steun Vereniging voor Christelijke Verzorging van Geestes-en Zenuwzieken. The investigators and Dr. Henderson have reported no relevant financial relationships.
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