Preventive measures which can be utilized and some of the alternatives to hospitalization to alleviate crises include diagnosis and evaluation services, emergency psychiatric units, outpatient services, inpatient services, day and night care, foster home care, rehabilitation, consultative services to other community agencies, and mental health information and education. This paper will concern itself primarily with one of these services, that of crisis-oriented immediate-access outpatient treatment.
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