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Aftercare is a package of care put in place for people leaving hospital which is designed to maintain treatment gains and help adjustment in the community. The package may be rehabilitative in orientation and may be supported by daycare placement and outpatient attendence and supportive home visits



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  • Appleby, L., Dennehy, J. A., Thomas, C. S., et al. (1999). Aftercare and clinical characteristics of people with mental illness who commit suicide: A case-control study. Lancet, 353, 1397–1414.
  • Conlon, Louise, Garland, Malcolm, Prescott, Philip, Mannion, Laura, leonard, Maeve and Fahy, Thomas J. (2007) Psychiatric aftercare and suicide risk: a case-control study using blind rating Archives of Suicide Research, 11, (3), 291-295. (doi:10.1080/13811110701404021)


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