The readmission of psychotic patients to a general hospital psychiatry unit

  • Pablo R
  • Kadlec K
  • Arboleda-Florez J
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Abstract

This article describes a retrospective study of patient readmissions to a psychiatric unit in a large teaching hospital. A cohort of 150 patients was identified and their demographic and clinical characteristics, their reason for admission, and their rehospitalization patterns examined. Patterns of readmission for the cohort do not suggest a "revolving door" syndrome. The role of the psychiatric unit of a general hospital in the rehospitalization of psychotic patients is discussed. ?? 1986.

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Authors

  • Renato Y. Pablo

  • Karen E. Kadlec

  • Julio Arboleda-Florez

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