Does psychopathology at admission predict the length of inpatient stay in psychiatry? Implications for financing psychiatric services

January 2011
BMC Psychiatry;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p120
Academic Journal
The article presents a research which examines the relationship between length of stay (LOS) and psychopathological syndromes or symptoms at admission in a hospital, to determine whether psychopathology at admission predict the length of inpatient stay in psychiatry, and its implications on financing psychiatric services. According to the research, psychopathology is not an appropriate for estimating LOS and contingent costs.


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