Current models of child and adolescent mental health service delivery

Vicki A Degotardi
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb02146.x
Published online: 3 November 2008

Case management is inferior to a multidisciplinary team approach, where people can operate and be accountable within their specific areas of expertise

Child and adolescent mental health has been identified as an area of critical concern for the future wellbeing of our society.1,2 However, it remains questionable whether mentally ill patients and their families are receiving high-quality medical care consistent with modern practice standards and published guidelines.

  • Vicki A Degotardi

  • School of Medicine — Rural Clinical Division, SWQ, University of Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD.


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