The aim of this study was to examine the rate of rehospitalisation for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression over a 5-year period in Tasmania, and to identify predictors of the number and duration of readmissions.
The Tasmanian Mental Health Register was used to study the 5-year pattern of rehospitalisation for all patients admitted to a Tasmanian public psychiatric inpatient facility with a primary diagnosis of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or depression, in 1983 or 1984.
Seventy-one percent of patients receiving a diagnosis of schizophrenia were readmitted in the 5-year period, compared to 59% for bipolar disorder and 48% for depression.
For all three diagnoses, the number of prior admissions was a predictor of the number of readmissions and the total number of days spent in hospital in the follow-up period.
Age and sex also had significant effects, which varied across diagnostic groups.
A substantial proportion of patients hospitalised for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia were rehospitalised during the next 5 years.
Patients with more previous admissions had more readmissions than those with fewer previous admissions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Schizophrénie, Trouble bipolaire, Etat dépressif, Hospitalisation, Hôpital psychiatrique, Récidive, Prédiction, Santé mentale, Tasmanie, Australie, Océanie, Homme, Psychose, Trouble humeur, Réhospitalisation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Hospitalization, Psychiatric hospital, Relapse, Prediction, Mental health, Tasmania, Australia, Oceania, Human, Psychosis, Mood disorder
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0265587
Code Inist : 002B18C14. Création : 11/09/1998.