Formulation: a proposal for a more structured, longitudinal approach

Reilly, John, and Newton, Richard (2011) Formulation: a proposal for a more structured, longitudinal approach. Australasian Psychiatry, 19 (4). pp. 301-305.

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Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to consider formulation enabling a longitudinal perspective to improve the quality of clinical information.

Method: An overview of RANZCP guidelines for formulation, our observations of formulation in practice, and consideration of the requirements of current clinical documentation systems were employed.

Results: A five paragraph structured approach to formulation, with an example, is proposed.

Conclusion: A structured schema for longitudinal formulation offers advantages for mental health services working over time with consumers with severe and enduring illnesses and should be considered in the development of clinical information systems.

Item ID: 19567
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1440-1665
Keywords: care summary; continuity of care; formulation; mental health services
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2012 06:54
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110319 Psychiatry (incl Psychotherapy) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920207 Health Policy Evaluation @ 60%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 40%
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