How effective are different types of day care services for people with severe mental disorders?

    Publication year: 2005

    Day care is considered to be an important component of psychiatric services, but the evidence on different forms of day care is not easy to interpret.

    This review evaluates five main forms of day care for adults with severe mental disorders:

    acute psychiatric day hospital care, transitional psychiatric day hospital care, vocational rehabilitation programs (supported employment and pre-vocational training), day care centres and drop-in centres.