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Implementing Evidence-Based Practices for People With Schizophrenia

Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA.
Schizophrenia Bulletin (Impact Factor: 8.45). 08/2009; 35(4):704-13. DOI: 10.1093/schbul/sbp041
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ABSTRACT

Over the last decade, a consensus has emerged regarding a set of evidence-based practices for schizophrenia that address symptom
management and psychosocial functioning. Yet, surveys suggest that the great majority of the population of individuals with
schizophrenia do not receive evidence-based care. In this article, we review the empirical literature on implementation of
evidence-based practices for schizophrenia patients. We first examine lessons learned from implementation studies in general
medicine. We then summarize the implementation literature specific to schizophrenia, including medication practices, psychosocial
interventions, information technology, and state- and federal-level interventions. We conclude with recommendations for future
directions.

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