To determine whether there is a difference in length of stay for patients with affective disorders between private and public psychiatric hospitals.
The casemix Australian national diagnosis-related group (AN-DRG) diagnoses of all inpatient separations from private and public psychiatric hospitals in South Australia for 1 year were abstracted from records.
The average length of stay for patients with affective disorders was calculated.
There was no significant difference in the average length of stay for patients with affective disorders treated in private and public psychiatric hospitals.
These results should allay fears that the treatment of patients with affective disorders in any particular treatment setting will be compromised by the introduction of casemix.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etat dépressif, Trouble humeur, Diagnostic, Traitement, Hospitalisation, Durée, Secteur privé, Secteur public, Etude comparative, Organisation santé, Santé mentale, Australie, Océanie, Adulte, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Depression, Mood disorder, Diagnosis, Treatment, Hospitalization, Duration, Private sector, Public sector, Comparative study, Public health organization, Mental health, Australia, Oceania, Adult, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0428014
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 10/04/1997.