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Factors associated with frequent psychiatric admissions in a general hospital in Spain.
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PMID:  21724657     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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OBJECTIVES: To identify demographic or clinical factors associated with frequent admissions in a sample of patients admitted to an acute psychiatric hospitalization unit, controlling for potentially confounding factors. METHODS: Socio-demographic variables, diagnosis, and the legal status, date and length of admission were collected for 1,722 consecutively admitted psychiatric patients during a period of up to eight years (1998-2005). Frequently admitted patients were defined as undergoing one or more admissions per year on average. RESULTS: After controlling for potential confounding factors, logistic regression showed that being a frequently admitted patient was significantly associated with diagnoses of schizoaffective disorder, personality disorder or schizophrenia; an involuntary commitment at first admission; and younger age. CONCLUSIONS: Factors associated with frequently admitted patients should be identified in order to establish more effective strategies for preventing relapse.
Authors:
José M Martínez-Ortega; Luis Gutiérrez-Rojas; Dolores Jurado; Antonio Higueras; Francisco J Diaz; Manuel Gurpegui
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of social psychiatry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1741-2854     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-7-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374726     Medline TA:  Int J Soc Psychiatry     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology, University of Granada, Granada, Spain.
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