The treatment setting for eating disorders: day patient treatment

Amy Willinge*, Chris Thornton, Stephen Touyz

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    Eating disorders (EDs) have a profound effect on the health and quality of life of their sufferers, given the chronic and severe course. Due to the pervasive personal and community costs produced by EDs, research has attempted to delineate the most effective treatment. There are now several treatment settings available for the management of eating-disordered clients. These include inpatient (IP), outpatient (OP) and day patient (DP) settings. There has been an increasing need for the development and evaluation of DP programmes offering stepped treatment between IP and OP treatment, supporting the continuum of care model for EDs. The structure of the Peter Beumont Centre for Eating Disorders (PBCED) programme can provide a framework for understanding the setting up and running of an effective DP programme.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEating and its Disorders
    EditorsJohn R. E. Fox, Ken P. Goss
    Place of PublicationMalden, MA
    PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
    Number of pages34
    ISBN (Electronic)9781118328910
    ISBN (Print)9780470683545
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2012

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