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Type: Journal article
Title: Casemix and affective disorders: a comparison of private and public psychiatric systems
Author: Goldney, R.
Elzinga, R.
Kent, P.
Citation: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 1996; 30(4):511-515
Issue Date: 1996
ISSN: 0004-8674
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Robert D. Goldney, Robert H. Elzinga, Penny Kent
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there is a difference in length of stay for patients with affective disorders between private and public psychiatric hospitals. METHOD: The casemix Australian national diagnosis-related group (AN-DRG) diagnoses of all inpatient separations from private and public psychiatric hospitals in South Australia for 1 year were abstracted from records. The average length of stay for patients with affective disorders was calculated. Results: There was no significant difference in the average length of stay for patients with affective disorders treated in private and public psychiatric hospitals. CONCLUSIONS: These results should allay fears that the treatment of patients with affective disorders in any particular treatment setting will be compromised by the introduction of casemix.
Keywords: Humans
Length of Stay
Mood Disorders
Affective Disorders, Psychotic
Depressive Disorder
Somatoform Disorders
Hospitals, Private
Hospitals, Public
Hospitals, Psychiatric
Diagnosis-Related Groups
South Australia
Rights: Copyright status unknown
DOI: 10.3109/00048679609065025
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