Evidence-scoping review – service transitions for mental health and addiction

20 Jul 2018 | Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

This is a summary of evidence of factors that affect service transitions for those using mental health or addiction services. The overarching question is:

What factors inhibit or facilitate service transitions for consumers of mental health or addiction services?

The review addresses two main objectives:

  1. To define and categorise factors that inhibit service transitions for consumers of mental health or addiction services.
  2. To explore published literature concerning interventions aimed to improve service transitions for consumers of mental health or addiction services. 

This evidence review was commissioned by the Health Quality & Safety Commission as a part of scoping for the mental health and addiction quality improvement programme. This programme has five streams of work. One of these streams is focused on improving service transitions.

This review looks at the literature within two broad domains. Firstly, it explores the factors that affect service transitions. Secondly, it reviews intervention studies that have attempted to improve service transitions.

Last updated 07/12/2019