Nonpsychiatric house staff referring inpatients for psychiatric consultation were asked to make a psychiatric diagnosis before their patients were evaluated by the consultants.
The psychiatrists confirmed this diagnosis in only 22% of patients age 50 years and older, but in 68% of patients under age 50.
Referring physicians identified 27 cases of major depression ; the psychiatric consultants agreed with this diagnosis in only 6 (22%) of these patients.
In the remaining 21 patients, the psychiatrists identified 10 cases of delirium, 7 cases of adjustment disorder, and 4 cases of various other conditions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diagnostic, Trouble psychiatrique, Médecin, Etude critique, Etude comparative, Psychiatre, Hôpital général, Consultation psychiatrique, Homme, Internat
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diagnosis, Mental disorder, Physician, Critical study, Comparative study, Psychiatrist, General hospital, Psychiatric consultation, Human
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Cote : 94-0678130
Code Inist : 002B18H04. Création : 09/06/1995.