Results of the survey of mental health and addictions agencies in Ontario for concurrent disorders screening and assessment tools

Results of the survey of mental health and addictions agencies in Ontario for concurrent disorders screening and assessment tools

Excerpt:In order to discover the current practice in screening and assessment of clients living with concurrent disorders in Ontario, surveys were sent to all Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) funded addiction and mental health agencies. Through our survey, we hoped to answer the following questions: - are clients in mental health agencies being screened and assessed for substance use disorders? - are clients in addiction agencies being screened and assessed for mental health disorders? - which screening and assessment instruments/methods are agencies using? - are agencies referring to outside agencies for assessment purposes? For purposes of the survey, screening was defined for agencies as: - a brief process that collects information in only enough detail to determine the client's immediate needs and provide direction for next steps. Assessment was defined as: - an investigation that provides the clinician with detailed and comprehensive information to help determine the nature and severity of the problem. . .

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PUBLICATION DATE: 2003
LOCATION: Toronto