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dc.contributor.authorSmith, D.en
dc.contributor.authorFisher, L.en
dc.contributor.authorGoldney, R.en
dc.date.issued2002en
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 2002; 11(4):220-224en
dc.identifier.issn1445-8330en
dc.identifier.issn1447-0349en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/6448-
dc.descriptionThe definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.comen
dc.description.abstractSuicidal ideation and behaviour are sometimes considered to be manipulative, with the intention of escaping from intolerable situations leading to prolonged hospitalization. The present study examined the length of hospitalization of those who had attempted suicide or had suicidal ideation compared to non-suicidal patients, as measured by the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales in two private psychiatric hospitals. Suicidal patients had a significantly shorter length of hospitalization, despite their significantly greater degree of psychiatric morbidity. Results indicated that it is erroneous to preclude inpatient care for those who are suicidal on the assumption that it will promote prolonged hospitalization.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityDavid Smith, Laura Fisher and Robert Goldneyen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishers Ltden
dc.subjectHumans; Hospitalization; Length of Stay; Suicide, Attempted; Mental Disorders; Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Middle Aged; Child; Female; Maleen
dc.titleDo suicidal ideation and behaviour influence duration of psychiatric hospitalization?en
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.rmid0020022314en
dc.identifier.doi10.1046/j.1440-0979.2002.00252.xen
dc.identifier.pubid59393-
pubs.library.collectionPsychiatry publicationsen
pubs.verification-statusVerifieden
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
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