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Compliance with psychiatric emergency room referrals.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  889416     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An attempt was made to identify some of the major variables, such as age, sex, ethnicity, and diagnosis, that might be determinants of compliance with psychiatrists' recommendations to enter outpatient treatment after emergency room visits. In general, it was found that older Puerto Rican and white women, usually those diagnosed as having some kind of depression, had the highest rate of compliance. Black patients, as well as all patients diagnosed as schizophrenic, had the lowest probability of outpatient follow-up. A telephone survey of those patients who did not go for outpatient treatment within six months after referral was conducted to elicit their reasons for not going. Several hypotheses were developed concerning reasons for lack of compliance with recommendations for outpatient follow-up, and a number of suggestions were made about possible methods for increasing the compliance rate.
J F Wilder; R Plutchnik; H R Conte
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of general psychiatry     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0003-990X     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gen. Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1977 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-09-29     Completed Date:  1977-09-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372435     Medline TA:  Arch Gen Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  930-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adjustment Disorders / therapy
Affective Disorders, Psychotic / therapy
Community Mental Health Services
Emergency Services, Psychiatric*
Ethnic Groups
Follow-Up Studies
Mental Health Services*
Middle Aged
New York
Patient Compliance*
Referral and Consultation*
Schizophrenia / therapy
Sex Factors

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