oa South African Medical Journal - Reasons for referral of the elderly for psychiatric hospitalization

Volume 59, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The reasons for referral of elderly persons to a psychiatric hospital in Cape Town were investigated in respect of behavioural difficulties, impairment of function, psychiatric diagnosis and the attitudes and understanding of relatives and caring agents.

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