Is the Friday afternoon consult frequent? Timing of consultation requests on a psychiatric consultation service.

T. N. Wise, N. N. Jani, E. Kass, L. S. Mann

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Abstract

Two hundred psychiatric consultations were reviewed to determine if there was a pattern regarding the time of day and day of the week that consultations were requested. Consultations were found to be requested on a random basis although a survey of consultation psychiatrists perceived that consultations were more often requested late in the day. The implications of such misperceptions are discussed as they relate to negative attitudes towards consultative psychiatry by psychiatric physicians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-64
Number of pages6
JournalPsychiatric medicine
Volume8
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1990

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