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The admissions process in two state psychiatric hospitals.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7262846     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this study, a conceptual model of the factors influencing the admissions process was tested in two state psychiatric hospitals. The factors included in the model fell into four categories: characteristics of patients, characteristics of admitting personnel, system factors, and patient assessment. The attitudes of individuals accompanying an applicant were found to be most important. Patients referred by police, courts, family, friends, or agency personnel were more likely to be admitted than self-referrals. Pathological behaviors that had a significant impact on the admissions process were those that indicated the presence of mental disorder or danger to self or others. The availability of alternatives to hospitalization was not found to be significant, a finding that suggests that admitting personnel, particularly psychiatrists, should be educated about community alternatives if spiraling rates of psychiatric admission are to be reduced.
P Solomon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hospital & community psychiatry     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0022-1597     ISO Abbreviation:  Hosp Community Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1981 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-10-25     Completed Date:  1981-10-25     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:  405-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Admitting Department, Hospital*
Decision Making
Health Policy
Hospital Departments*
Hospitals, Psychiatric*
Hospitals, Public*
Hospitals, State*
Mental Disorders / therapy*
Models, Theoretical
Patient Readmission

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