n South African Psychiatry Review - Duration of hospitalization in an acute psychiatric unit : letter to the editor
|Article Title||Duration of hospitalization in an acute psychiatric unit : letter to the editor|
|© Publisher:||In House Publications|
|Journal||South African Psychiatry Review|
|Author||Yusuf Moosa, Yasmien Jeenah and Latisha Raghubir|
|Publication Date||Aug 2004|
|Pages||37 - 38|
Extracted from text ... South African Psychiatry Review - August 2004 37 Duration of hospitalization in an acute psychiatric unit Making more efficient use of existing funding and cutting the cost of in-patient care in South Africa has stimulated a lot of debate about the factors influencing the length of hospitalisation. Studies have indicated that whilst a long hospital stay (>7 days) does not decrease subsequent hospitalisation, improve social adjustment or diminish psychopathology1, 2, short stay (< 7 days) after the initial evaluation is cited as one of the reasons for failure of community care3, 4 and the emergence of "revolving door" and ..
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