The study evaluates a Brief Admission Unit for clients of an emergency service located within a comprehensive community psychiatric program.
Eighty-five clients completed the Brief Symptom inventory and a structured interview.
Substance abuse disorder (n=29) and major depression (n=24) were the most common Axis I diagnoses, of which 30 subjects had two or more.
Sixty subjects had an Axis II diagnosis.
Mean duration of admission was 3.9 days, compared with the average in other acute units of 11.5 days.
At discharge, half the subjects were rated as moderately to greatly improved and client satisfaction was high.
The unit was crucial to the psychiatric emergency service and had a key role in relieving pressure on beds elsewhere within the system.
Mots-clés Pascal : Urgence psychiatrique, Admission hôpital, Hôpital psychiatrique, Service hospitalier, Court terme, Organisation hospitalière, Santé mentale, Australie, Océanie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Psychiatric emergency, Hospital admission, Psychiatric hospital, Hospital ward, Short term, Hospital organization, Mental health, Australia, Oceania, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0067155
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 14/05/1998.