Nonpsychiatric consultations within a general hospital psychiatric unit: Characteristics and concordance

Thomas N. Wise, Lee S. Mann, Richard L. Goldberg, Thomas O'Rourke

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Abstract

Nonpsychiatric consultations to a general hospital psychiatric unit were investigated for concordance with diagnostic testing advice, drug recommendations, and representation of the medical diagnoses in the discharge summary. Those patients who received consultations were older and had less social support but did not have more severe medical illnesses. The level of concordance with medical consultants' recommendations was far greater than previous reports of psychiatric consultants' advice to nonpsychiatric colleagues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-293
Number of pages9
JournalPsychiatric Quarterly
Volume61
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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