Reviewing the learning organisation model in a child and adolescent mental health service

Birleson, Peter and Brann, Peter 2006, Reviewing the learning organisation model in a child and adolescent mental health service, Australian health review, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 181-194.

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Title Reviewing the learning organisation model in a child and adolescent mental health service
Author(s) Birleson, Peter
Brann, Peter
Journal name Australian health review
Volume number 30
Issue number 2
Start page 181
End page 194
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company Pty Ltd
Place of publication Australia
Publication date 2006-05
ISSN 0156-5788
Keyword(s) adolescent
comparative study
efficiency, organizational
length of stay, statistics and numerical data
organizational case studies
patient admission, statistics and numerical data
referral and consultation, statistics and numerical data
Summary From 1995 onwards, a child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) applied Senge's learning organisation model. This review compared service performance with that of peer services 5 years later and explored whether any differences were associated with the application of this model. The comparison methodology used quantitative analysis of external data from the Department of Human Services, together with qualitative analysis of material including interviews with CAMHS directors and service managers. Results showed high evaluation activity and high quality, efficiency and efficacy of care compared with other services. Several restraints to the optimal application of the model were identified, including inadequate training of new managers, service overload, major external organisational change and limited investment in information systems. Other outcomes are discussed.
Language eng
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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