Although the downsizing and closing of state mental hospitals is occurring with increasing frequency nationwide, there appears to be only one case study of the clinical impacts of downsizing state hospitals.
In this study, Snyder reported a four-fold increase in frequency of assaults on staff as the hospital census decreased.
The present paper is a second case study of state hospital downsizing and closing in which the frequency of assaults on staff decreased by 63%. Possible explanations for the two differing outcomes are considered, and some general guidelines for the downsizing and closing of state hospitals are proposed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hôpital psychiatrique, Diminution, Lit, Effectif, Personnel, Désinstitutionnalisation, Violence, Exposition professionnelle, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Maryland, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Santé mentale, Organisation hospitalière
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Psychiatric hospital, Decrease, Bed, Number of employees, Personnel, Desinstitutionalization, Violence, Occupational exposure, Health staff, Human, Maryland, United States, North America, America, Mental health, Hospital organization
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Cote : 97-0185712
Code Inist : 002B18H04. Création : 21/05/1997.