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Psychiatric referral pattern in a general hospital.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2333542     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Between September 1986 and January 1988, a sixteen-month period, a total of 494 inpatients in Tan Tock Seng Hospital were referred for psychiatric opinion. 181 were referred for suicidal tendency and 313 for other reasons. An analysis of these two groups of referrals was done to study any change in referral trends. The findings show that while the basic diagnostic categories of patients do not differ drastically from an earlier study in Singapore General Hospital by Tsoi and Kok, Tan Tock Seng Hospital had its own pattern of requirements for psychiatric consultation because of its own unique patient characteristics.
L H Peh; W K Tay
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  1990 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-06-05     Completed Date:  1990-06-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  SINGAPORE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  42-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Psychological Medicine Unit, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore.
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MeSH Terms
Hospitals, General*
Mental Disorders / diagnosis*
Referral and Consultation*

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