The purpose of this study was to extend previous findings on the relationship of V code conditions to use of psychiatric services and treatment outcome.
The group under study involved 2,542 outpatients from three community mental health centers in Nova Scotia, Canada.
From this group three subgroups of patients were compared : 1) patients with V code conditions, 2) patients with DSM-III-R mental disorders, and 3) patients with both V code conditions and mental disorders.
The majority of patients (61.8%) were diagnosed with V code conditions, and a substantial minority (19.6%) had V code conditions as the sole diagnoses.
Patients with V code conditions without mental disorders were similar to patients with mental disorders in consumption of treatment resources and treatment outcome.
Strategies for improving the efficiency of mental health services to patients with V code conditions need to be developed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual III, Version revisée, Utilisation, Service santé, Efficacité traitement, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Système multiaxial
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual III, Revised drafting, Use, Health service, Treatment efficiency, Canada, North America, America, Human
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Cote : 97-0002624
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 21/05/1997.