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Short versus long hospitalization: a propspective controlled study. IV. One-year follow-up results for schizophrenie patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  178190     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors compared treatment results for 141 schizophrenic patients randomly assigned to short-term or long-term hospitalization. Test results indicated that the long-term group was functioning significantly better one year after admission according to global measures only. The authors caution that the differences between the two groups, although statistically reliable, were modest and may have been confounded by the amount of psychotherapy the patients received after hospitalization. Although there appears to be a general advantage to the long-term approach, further work will be needed to identify patient subgroups for whom this more expensive treatment is cost effective.
I D Glick; W A Hargreaves; J Drues; J A Showstack
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of psychiatry     Volume:  133     ISSN:  0002-953X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1976 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-07-06     Completed Date:  1976-07-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370512     Medline TA:  Am J Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  509-14     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Length of Stay*
Schizophrenia / therapy*

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