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Psychiatric treatment in jail: an experiment in health-care delivery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  950231     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The author discusses the source of referral, psychiatric diagnosis, and treatment of 539 inmates who were referred for psychiatric treatment in two metropolitan jails. Almost one-third of the patients were evaluated within 24 hours of their being booked into jail. Manifestly disordered and violent behavior accounted for 50 per cent of the referrals; almost half the patients were diagnosed as schizophrenic or manic. The author emphasizes the importance of a close working relationship with the custody staff to facilitate identifying inmates who need psychiatric treatment.
J Petrich
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hospital & community psychiatry     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0022-1597     ISO Abbreviation:  Hosp Community Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1976 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-10-02     Completed Date:  1976-10-02     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0040250     Medline TA:  Hosp Community Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  413-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Delivery of Health Care
Mental Disorders / diagnosis,  therapy*
Referral and Consultation

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