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The benefits of a psychiatric consultation--liaison service in a general hospital.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4018577     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this period of increased governmental regulation and decreased reimbursement for psychiatric services by third-party carriers, a fully staffed and financially stable psychiatric consultation-liaison service in the general hospital may still generate significant benefits for patients, hospital administrators, and psychiatrists: an increased rate of diagnosis of psychiatric and medical disorders, a reduction in the length of stay of medical or surgical patients, a decreased utilization of medical services and the development of innovative consultation-liaison activities. This article summarizes these benefits and outlines training obstacles that must be overcome to increase cooperation between psychiatry and medicine so that these benefits may be realized.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  General hospital psychiatry     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0163-8343     ISO Abbreviation:  Gen Hosp Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1985 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-09-19     Completed Date:  1985-09-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7905527     Medline TA:  Gen Hosp Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  214-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Health Services / utilization
Hospitals, General*
Interprofessional Relations
Length of Stay
Mental Disorders / diagnosis
Organizational Innovation
Physician's Role
Psychiatric Department, Hospital
Psychiatry* / education
Referral and Consultation*

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