The Wait for Assertive Community Treatment

Stephanie Rattelade, PhD
Community Mental Health Program

Importance of Wait Times

  • To prevent health issues from deteriorating
  • Increase treatment compliance in mental health services (Canadian Institute for Health Information, 2012; Gallucci, Swartz, & Hackerman, 2005; Williams, Latta, & Conversano, 2008)
  • Wait times reflect demand for services

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