Psychiatrists' compliance with nonpsychiatric consultations: Does compliance affect concordance?

N. Malhotra, R. L. Ross, S. Epstein, L. S. Mann, T. N. Wise

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Abstract

Utilizing a systematic methodology (The Consultation-Liaision Outcome Evaluation System), the compliance of nonpsychiatric consultations within a general hospital psychiatric unit staffed by private practitioners was assessed. Thirty-one percent of the patients received such consultations and these patients had a longer length of stay than those without a consultation. Psychiatrists were generally compliant with both medication and diagnostic recommendations; but in only half the discharge summaries was the consultant's primary medical diagnosis fully reflected. The implications of these data are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-126
Number of pages8
JournalInternational journal of psychiatry in medicine
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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