Previous C-L psychiatric service research is seriously limited by its parochial nature ; very few results can be generalized outside of the hospital in which the original study was performed because of differences in the nature of the hospital and the type of C-L service.
This article presents the general outline and methodology of European multicentered C-L service delivery study effected by the European Consultation-Liaison Workgroup for General Hospital Psychiatry and Psychosomatics (ECLW).
The study is unique in its kind as it allows the comparison of very different C-L services ; for example, some services are run by C-L psychiatrists, others are run by C-L psychosomaticists and the study encompasses a large variety of different settings.
As a result, both common factors in C-L service delivery and specific local patterns can be explored.
The overall hypothesis tested in this study was that the most developed services would see (as well as more patients) a wider variety of clinical problems than small services.
The implication is that the absence of well-developed C-L services in a general hospital may mean that there are patients with unmet mental health needs.
In separate articles the training and reliability testing of the new Patient Registration Form (PRF) and the Institutional and Provider characteristics will be described.
The former includes the use of ICD-10 in the general hospital setting.
This study is a collaborative effort made by 226 con...
Mots-clés Pascal : Santé mentale, Service santé, Système santé, Psychiatrie liaison, Consultation psychiatrique, Hôpital général, Service hospitalier, Qualité service, Evaluation, Enquête, Etude transculturelle, Europe, Méthodologie, Santé publique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental health, Health service, Health system, Liaison psychiatry, Psychiatric consultation, General hospital, Hospital ward, Service quality, Evaluation, Inquiry, Crosscultural study, Europe, Methodology, Human
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