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The Australian Early Psychosis Collaborative Consortium (AEPCC): Improving Clinical Care in Early Psychosis

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posted on 2024-06-06, 04:41 authored by A Thompson, J Fitzsimons, E Killackey, S Ahern, P Amminger, M Alvarez-Jimenez, Michael BerkMichael Berk, S Cotton, J McNeil, P McGorry, B Nelson, B O'Donoghue, A Ratheesh, D Rickwood, Alison YungAlison Yung, S Wood
Objectives The field of early psychosis has undergone considerable expansion over the last few decades and has a strong evidence base of effectiveness. Like all areas of healthcare, however, early psychosis services need to more consistently deliver higher quality care to achieve better outcomes for patients and families. A national clinical research infrastructure is urgently required to enable the sector to deliver the highest quality care and expand and translate evidence more quickly and efficiently. This paper describes the establishment of the Australian Early Psychosis Collaborative Consortium (AEPCC) that aims to achieve this. Conclusion AEPCC is the first of its kind in Australia (and internationally). It will deliver the required clinical research infrastructure through the implementation of a clinical quality registry, clinical trials and translation network, and lived experience network. AEPCC will provide a critical resource to better understand the state of early psychosis care, and trial new interventions on a scale that has not previously been possible in Australia.

History

Journal

Australasian Psychiatry

Pagination

1-3

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

1039-8562

eISSN

1440-1665

Language

en

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Publisher

SAGE Publications