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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: [patients Who Benefit From Psychiatric Admission In The General Hospital].
Author: Dalgalarrondo, Paulo
Botega, Neury J
Banzato, Cláudio E M
Abstract: Psychiatric hospitalization though burdensome remains a very important therapeutic option for severely-ill psychiatric patients. Hospitalization in general hospital psychiatry units (GHPU) are often regarded as the best option. A study was carried out with the purpose of assessing socioeconomic and medical variables associated with success and failure of hospitalization. A review was performed on sociodemographics and medical data of 1,463 patients admitted to a general hospital's GHPU in the period between 1986 and 1997. Statistical analysis was conducted using univariate and multivariate polythomic logistic regression. In the multivariate analysis three factors were identified as associated to poor hospitalization outcomes (poor condition at discharge and longer hospital stay): age >60 years, poor social functioning, and diagnosis of organic mental disorder. Although 80% of the patients experienced a considerable symptomatic improvement, a small group benefited less from hospitalization. It is suggestive that these patients would benefit more from psychosocial interventions.
Subject: Adolescent
Aged, 80 And Over
Hospitals, General
Length Of Stay
Logistic Models
Middle Aged
Multivariate Analysis
Psychiatric Department, Hospital
Socioeconomic Factors
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 2003
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