Weekend prescribing practices and subsequent seclusion and restraint in a psychiatric inpatient setting

David Lee Goldbloom, Ramin Mojtabai, Michael J. Serby

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Objective: This case-control study examined the role of early medication management in preventing seclusion and restraint. Methods: Data were extracted from the medical records, including whether standing medication was increased, decreased, or left unchanged during the first 48 hours of hospitalization. Results: Compared with inpatients who did not experience seclusion or restraint (N=39), those who did (N=39) were younger (p=.01) and more likely to be male (p=.023) and to have a primary discharge diagnosis of bipolar disorder, mixed or manic episode, schizophrenia, or schizoaffective disorder (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-195
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatric Services
Volume61
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2010

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Bipolar Disorder
Psychotic Disorders
Medical Records
Psychiatry
Case-Control Studies
Inpatients
Schizophrenia
Hospitalization

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Weekend prescribing practices and subsequent seclusion and restraint in a psychiatric inpatient setting. / Goldbloom, David Lee; Mojtabai, Ramin; Serby, Michael J.

In: Psychiatric Services, Vol. 61, No. 2, 02.2010, p. 193-195.

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