2% of the population
has schizophrenia or
bipolar type 1.
⅓ of those are
the most severely
These are the people that ACT teams treat.
Assertive Community Treatment
a team treatment approach
designed to provide
treatment, rehabilitation, and
support to persons with serious
and persistent mental illness
such as schizophrenia.
ACT Fact #1
In one year, ACT teams represented 4,048 clients.
Prior to becoming clients, these individuals used an average of 70.9 psychiatric hospital days per year.
One year post-ACT, these clients used only
27.2 hospital days per year.
ACT Fact #2
How much money was saved by this reduction in psychiatric
The estimated cost savings associated with bed day reductions such as these is over 105 million dollars.
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