Hong Kong Med J 2006;12(Suppl 3):S28-32
An evaluation of the implementation of case management in the community psychiatric nursing service
SWC Chan, AE Mackenzie, OW Chan, B Ku, W Leung
The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1. Case management had a positive impact on patients with schizophrenia in relation to their mental status and functional level.
2. The core functions of case managers included assessment, planning, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating.
3. Community psychiatric nursing services can effectively deliver case management services to patients and their carers. Further study on a larger sample with a longer follow-up period is needed to confirm the benefits of case management on patients with a long-term diagnosis of schizophrenia in the community.