As a part of a Nordic comparative study on sectorized psychiatry, utilization of inpatient care was related to resources and dynamic qualities of psychiatric services in seven catchment areas in four Nordic countries.
One-year treated incidence cohorts were used.
Each patient was followed for 1 year after first contact with the psychiatric service.
Data were collected concerning number of beds and staff, number of long-term patients and turnover rate of patients in inpatient care.
Findings gave some support to the earlier reports that the utilization of inpatient care is determined by the supply of available beds.
Highly staffed community services did not themselves reduce the use of inpatient services, but availability of day care services seemed to reduce utilization of inpatient care among psychotic patients.
Mots-clés Pascal : Psychiatrie secteur, Pays Scandinaves, Europe, Système santé, Utilisation, Service santé, Offre, Soin, Hôpital psychiatrique, Santé mentale, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Geographical district psychiatry, Scandinavia, Europe, Health system, Use, Health service, Offer, Care, Psychiatric hospital, Mental health, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0475453
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 10/04/1997.