The main role of the crisis unit at a state psychiatric hospital was found to be the provision of brief hospitalisation for patients with adjustment disorders and personality disorders.
The four bed crisis unit treated 14% of all patients admitted to the hospital, with an average length of stay less than three days.
A study of 78 crisis unit patients found that 77% were able to be discharged directly to the community, and only 18% were readmitted during the following six months.
Mots-clés Pascal : Urgence psychiatrique, Trouble psychiatrique, Hospitalisation, Interface, Hôpital psychiatrique, Psychiatrie communautaire, Traitement communautaire, Etude longitudinale, Australie, Océanie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Psychiatric emergency, Mental disorder, Hospitalization, Interface, Psychiatric hospital, Community psychiatry, Community treatment, Follow up study, Australia, Oceania, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0515214
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 13/02/1998.