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dc.contributor.authorKisely, Steve
dc.contributor.authorSiskind, Dan
dc.contributor.authorRugkasa, Jorun
dc.description.abstractTO THE EDITOR: The two articles by Segal and colleagues on the effects of community treatment orders (CTOs) and based on linked administrative data from the Australian state of Victoria raise more questions than provide answers (1,2). In both, patients placed on a CTO are compared with a similar number of people in a voluntary control group, and the investigators adjusted for potential confounders with multivariate analysis using propensity scores. Highly selected and unusual outcomes are reported in a patient population that is atypical of anywhere else. One example is the use of CTOs in cases of dementia. Clinicians and decision makers should therefore be wary of changing practice on the basis of these findings.
dc.publisherAmerican Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPsychiatric Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsHealth Policy & Services
dc.subject.keywordsPublic, Environmental & Occupational Health
dc.titleEffectiveness of Community Treatment Orders? Two Studies With Unusual Outcomes and an Atypical Population
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC2 - Articles (Other)
dcterms.bibliographicCitationKisely, S; Siskind, D; Rugkasa, J, Effectiveness of Community Treatment Orders? Two Studies With Unusual Outcomes and an Atypical Population, Psychiatric Services, 2017, 68 (12), pp. 1322-1323
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gro.griffith.authorKisely, Steve R.

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