Length of stay (LOS) of first'in-patient episodes was investigated in this study, which is part of the Nordic Comparative Study on Sectorized Psychiatry.
A total of 837 consecutive'new'patients (not in contact with the psychiatric services for at least 18 months) admitted as in-patients during a period of 1 year to seven psychiatric hospitals in four Nordic countries were included.
Survival analyses showed considerable differences in LOS between the hospitals, and the factors analysed in this study could not explain this variance.
Older age, being female, having no children at home, psychosis, planned admission and out-patient contacts were all associated with increased LOS.
Stratifying on gender, diagnostic group and hospital revealed a general pattern of associations except for age.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Phase initiale, Traitement, Hôpital psychiatrique, Hospitalisation, Durée, Utilisation, Ressource, Analyse coût, Economie santé, Santé mentale, Environnement social, Pays Scandinaves, Europe, Etude comparative, Etude longitudinale, Psychiatrie secteur, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Early phase, Treatment, Psychiatric hospital, Hospitalization, Duration, Use, Resource, Cost analysis, Health economy, Mental health, Social environment, Scandinavia, Europe, Comparative study, Follow up study, Geographical district psychiatry, Human
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Code Inist : 002B18I09. Création : 22/03/2000.