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   |    
Short-Term Inpatient Care and Readmission Rates: The CMHC Approach Versus the Private Approach
Dwight N. Mcneill; John Stevenson; Richard H. Longabaugh
Psychiatric Services 1980; doi:
View Author and Article Information

Kent County Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center Warwick, Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island North Kingston, Rhode Island

Brown University Providence, Rhode Island

American Psychiatric Association

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

Community mental health centers hospitalize patients for a significantly shorter time than do private psychiatric hospitals. Proponents of the private system of care assert that the shorter hospitalization contributes to an increased probability of readmission. A comparison of the readmission experience of CMHC patients and private patients who were hospitalized at the same institution showed no significant differences in the short-term recidivism rate. It is suggested that an aftercare network that is closely integrated with hospital care is a necessary supplement to brief hospitalization. In addition, it appears that restrictive reimbursement policies for outpatient care result in an increase in the duration of hospitalization and in the probability of rehospitalization.

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 33.  >
APA Practice Guidelines > Chapter 0.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, 4th Edition > Chapter 16.  >
Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry > Chapter 62.  >
Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry > Chapter 62.  >
Topic Collections
Psychiatric News
APA Guidelines
PubMed Articles