Use of psychiatric hospitals and social integration of patients with psychiatric disorders: a prospective cohort study in five European countries

Last updated on 11-6-2021 by Pierre Smith

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Purpose : Long lengths of stay (LoS) in psychiatric hospitals or repeated admission may afect the social integration of patients with psychiatric disorders. So far, however, studies have been inconclusive. This study aimed to analyse whether long LoS or repeated admissions in psychiatric wards were associated in diferent ways with changes in the social integration of patients. Methods  : Within a prospective cohort study, data were collected on 2181 patients with a main ICD-10 diagnosis of psychotic, afective, or anxiety disorder, hospitalised in the UK, Italy, Germany, Poland, and …

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