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Length of hospitalisation for people with severe mental illness.

Length of hospitalisation for people with severe mental illness. In high-income countries, over the last three decades, the length of hospital stays for people with serious mental illness has reduced drastically although considerable variation remains. In lower-income countries this variation may be greater. Some argue that reduction in hospital stay leads to 'revolving door admissions' and worsening mental health outcomes despite apparent cost savings, whilst others suggest longer stays may be more harmful by institutionalising people to hospital care. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Pubmed

Length of hospitalisation for people with severe mental illness.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , Volume (1): -383999999 – Jul 1, 2014

Length of hospitalisation for people with severe mental illness.


Abstract

In high-income countries, over the last three decades, the length of hospital stays for people with serious mental illness has reduced drastically although considerable variation remains. In lower-income countries this variation may be greater. Some argue that reduction in hospital stay leads to 'revolving door admissions' and worsening mental health outcomes despite apparent cost savings, whilst others suggest longer stays may be more harmful by institutionalising people to hospital care.

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ISSN
1465-1858
eISSN
1469-493X
DOI
10.1002/14651858.CD000384.pub3
pmid
24477710

Abstract

In high-income countries, over the last three decades, the length of hospital stays for people with serious mental illness has reduced drastically although considerable variation remains. In lower-income countries this variation may be greater. Some argue that reduction in hospital stay leads to 'revolving door admissions' and worsening mental health outcomes despite apparent cost savings, whilst others suggest longer stays may be more harmful by institutionalising people to hospital care.

Journal

Cochrane Database of Systematic ReviewsPubmed

Published: Jul 1, 2014

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