Who gets treated where. A study of patients transferred and not transferred from a consultation-liaison service to a general hospital psychiatry unit

Ellen Leibenluft, Richard L. Goldberg, Juan Miller, Lee S. Mann, Thomas N. Wise

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Abstract

The decision to transfer a patient from a general hospital unit to a psychiatric unit is multifactorial. The most salient patient characteristics include the degree of dysfunctional behavior, the absence of social supports, and the presence of Axis II pathology. Severity of medical illness does not discriminate between the two groups. Awareness of these characteristics could aid physicians in formulating transfer decisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)182-186
Number of pages5
JournalGeneral Hospital Psychiatry
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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