The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of psychiatric comorbidity on specific measures of hospital utilization, including length of stay, among hospitalized AIDS patients.
Data collection involved medical record abstraction for AIDS patients admitted to any one of 19 hospitals in Washington State during 1990.
Psychiatric comorbidity was defined by the presence of an ICD-9 code reflecting psychiatric illness.
Medical/surgical admissions of AIDS patients with psychiatric diagnoses were compared to those of AIDS patients without psychiatric diagnoses on measures of mean length of stay for the first admission in 1990, total number of hospitalizations in 1990, and total number of hospital days in 1990.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Association morbide, Trouble psychiatrique, Durée, Hospitalisation, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency, Concomitant disease, Mental disorder, Duration, Hospitalization, Human
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Cote : 95-0029142
Code Inist : 002B18C14. Création : 09/06/1995.