CASE-FINDING

n. a process of identifying and locating an individual who needs immediate medical or psychological treatment for a specific mental disorder. Leads to the individual can be gathered through social service agencies and hospital triage systems. Referrals can also be obtained from medical practitioners and mental health facilities.

CASE-FINDING: "Case-finding is a team effort that involves cooperation among social workers, doctors, and hospital staff. "
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "CASE-FINDING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/case-finding/ (accessed May 27, 2018).
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