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Type: Journal article
Title: Crisis beds: The interface between the hospital and the community
Author: Ash, D.
Galletly, C.
Citation: International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 1997; 43(3):193-198
Issue Date: 1997
ISSN: 0020-7640
1741-2854
Abstract: The main role of the crisis unit at a state psychiatric hospital was found to be the provision of brief hospitalisation for patients with adjustment disorders and personality disorders. The four bed crisis unit treated 14% of all patients admitted to the hospital, with an average length of stay less than three days. A study of 78 crisis unit patients found that 77% were able to be discharged directly to the community, and only 18% were readmitted during the following six months.
Keywords: Humans; Acute Disease; Recurrence; Length of Stay; Patient Discharge; Health Care Surveys; Longitudinal Studies; Mental Disorders; Crisis Intervention; Adolescent; Adult; Middle Aged; Hospital Bed Capacity; Hospitals, Psychiatric; Emergency Medical Services; Referral and Consultation; South Australia; Female; Male
RMID: 0030005949
DOI: 10.1177/002076409704300305
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