The cumulative needs for care monitor: a unique monitoring system in the south of the Netherlands

Marjan Drukker*, Maarten Bak, Joost A. Campo, Ger Driessen, Jim Van Os, Philippe Delespaul

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Patients diagnosed with severe mental illness (SMI) have a complex combination of psychiatric, somatic and social needs for care, requiring an integrated, multidisciplinary health care approach. The present paper describes the methods of the cumulative needs for care monitor (CNCM), a monitoring system in operation in a geographically defined area. The CNCM provides information on need for care, functioning and other outcomes in SMI patients in the area. This information can be used not only to plan treatment at the individual level, but also to conduct health services research at the group level.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-485
JournalSocial Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010


  • Monitor
  • Methods
  • Severe mental illness
  • Need for care
  • Psychiatric services

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