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Who walks through the 'revolving door' of a British psychiatric hospital?

Langdon, Peter E., Brown, June, Yaguez, Lidia, Hope, Alex (2001) Who walks through the 'revolving door' of a British psychiatric hospital? Journal of Mental Health, 10 (5). pp. 525-533. ISSN 0963-8237. (doi:10.1080/09638230126725) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:36129)

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Abstract

Investigates factors that increase the chances of British psychiatric patients having multiple hospital re-admissions. Data were collected on all 128 patients who had been admitted to a psychiatric ward in the course of a year. Patients who had been admitted at least three times to the hospital were classified as 'Revolving-door' patients and compared to patients with less than three admissions. From the 128 studied patients, 51% had three or more re-admissions. The results indicate that 'Revolving-door' patients were more likely to be living alone, in hostels or private accommodation and to have an earlier age of illness-onset and have used psychiatric services for a longer period. They were also likely to have been prescribed more medication and to have been diagnosed with psychoactive substance abuse. In addition, the results of a logistic regression analysis indicate that 'relapse of psychosis' is the best predictor for re-admission. Implications for community-care services are discussed.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/09638230126725
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Peter Langdon
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2013 12:52 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:48 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36129 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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