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Psychiatric aftercare: identified needs versus referral patterns.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6267949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Although psychiatric aftercare has received increased attention, little is known about patients' needs for community resources or about predischarge referral patterns. The authors interviewed hospital staff about needs and referrals for each of 747 patients about to be discharged. Nearly all patients had needs in the medical/therapeutic area and most received referrals. In three other nonmedical aftercare areas needs were identified for a much lower percentage of patients, and identified need was two to three times greater than referrals made. The authors discuss the implications of these findings for the provision of aftercare services.
Authors:
D A Wasylenki; P Goering; W Lancee; L Fischer; S J Freeman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of psychiatry     Volume:  138     ISSN:  0002-953X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1981 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-10-25     Completed Date:  1981-10-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370512     Medline TA:  Am J Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1228-31     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aftercare*
Community Mental Health Services
Demography
Female
Humans
Male
Mental Disorders / rehabilitation*
Middle Aged
Referral and Consultation*

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