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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Length Of Hospitalisation Of Patients In A Psychiatric Hospital Of Campo Grande, Mato Grosso Do Sul, Brazil [tempo Médio De Hospitalização Em Um Hospital Psiquiátrico De Campo Grande, Mato Grosso Do Sul]
Author: Souza J.C.
Souza N.
Caetano D.
Abstract: Introduction: Patients' admission and length of stay in psychiatric hospitals in Brazil have recently changed in order to fit new mental health policies. Method: We studied the first admission of patients to evaluate both the mean time of stay (MTS) in a psychiatric hospital and the influence of some sociodemographic variables and clinical diagnosis (International Classification of Diseases [ICD-10]) on the length of hospitalization. MTS was defined as the difference between date of admission to and date of discharge from hospital. A stepwise multiple regression analysis was carried out on the variables, holding MTS as the independent variable. Results: The length of stay was 31.7 ± 14.8 days. There were 392 males (61.9%) and 241 females (38.1%). MTS for males was 31.1 ± 14 days and did not differ significantly from that for females (32.6 ± 5.9 days) (p = 0.214). Schizophrenia and other correlated diagnosis (F20-29) corresponded to the largest group (43%) found in the sample. Among them paranoid schizophrenia (F20.0) was the most frequent diagnostic subgroup observed (22.3%). Conclusions: The MTS found in this study was in accordance to that recommended by the Ministry of Health. Multiple regression analysis showed that MTS had no significant correlation with diagnosis (ICD-10) or with the sociodemographic variables examined.
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Date Issue: 2005
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