The purpose of this research study was to examine whether patients show improvement in their
level of functioning after participation in the SMDC Medical Center Adult Partial Hospitalization Program
(APH). APH is an outpatient mental health treatment program located in Duluth, Minnesota and is part
of the SMDC Behavioral Health Department. Partial Hospitalization can be an alternative to inpatient
care for patients who are experiencing acute symptoms of mental illness or used as a transition program
from inpatient care. In addition, the study examined whether level of improvement was related to
patient diagnosis, age, treatment days, or sex.
Advisor: Melanie Shepard. Field Supervisor: Thomas J. Jensen.
Effect of Participation in SMDC Medical Center Adult Partial Hospitalization Program on Patient Outcomes.
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