0
Get Alert
Please Wait... Processing your request... Please Wait.
You must sign in to sign-up for alerts.

Please confirm that your email address is correct, so you can successfully receive this alert.

Article   |    
Effects of Community Mental Health Services on State Hospital Admissions: A Clinical-Demographic Study
David E. Shaeffer; Herbert C. Schulberg; George Board, III
Psychiatric Services 1978; doi:
View Author and Article Information

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

American Psychiatric Association

text A A A
PDF of the full text article.
Abstract

In a study to refine the methodology for evaluatitig the impact of community mental health centers on state hospital admissions, data were gathered on hospital patients' demographic and clinical characteristics as well as on total admission rates. The study covered total inpatient admissions to a Pennsylvania state hospital from two counties for ten time periods, both before and after the establishment of local community mental health services. The authors found few consistent changes on most of the clinical and demographic factors for patients from either county, which indicated that the expansion of community services did not lead to changes in the type of patients admitted to the state hospital. However, the data did suggest that the expanded community services reduced the state hospital admission rates and shortened the length of hospital stay.

Abstract Teaser
Figures in this Article

Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.
Sign In Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.
Sign In to Access Full Content
 
Username
Password
Sign in via Athens (What is this?)
Athens is a service for single sign-on which enables access to all of an institution's subscriptions on- or off-site.
Not a subscriber?

Subscribe Now/Learn More

PsychiatryOnline subscription options offer access to the DSM-5 library, books, journals, CME, and patient resources. This all-in-one virtual library provides psychiatrists and mental health professionals with key resources for diagnosis, treatment, research, and professional development.

Need more help? PsychiatryOnline Customer Service may be reached by emailing PsychiatryOnline@psych.org or by calling 800-368-5777 (in the U.S.) or 703-907-7322 (outside the U.S.).

+

References

+
+

CME Activity

There is currently no quiz available for this resource. Please click here to go to the CME page to find another.
Submit a Comments
Please read the other comments before you post yours. Contributors must reveal any conflict of interest.
Comments are moderated and will appear on the site at the discertion of APA editorial staff.

* = Required Field
(if multiple authors, separate names by comma)
Example: John Doe



Related Content
Articles
Books
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, 4th Edition > Chapter 32.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, 4th Edition > Chapter 35.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, 4th Edition > Chapter 35.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, 4th Edition > Chapter 2.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, 4th Edition > Chapter 8.  >
Topic Collections
Psychiatric News
PubMed Articles