B S Weinschel

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OBJECTIVE As general hospitals search for ways to cut costs without sacrificing efficiency, particular attention has been focused on factors that may prolong hospital stay. The results of prior studies that have reported an association between psychological and psychiatric comorbidity and longer hospital stays have been subject to different interpretations(More)
OBJECTIVE This study tested the hypothesis that psychiatric comorbidity measured in medical and surgical general hospital inpatients predicts increased readmissions and days spent rehospitalized at the same hospital up to 4 years after discharge. METHOD A convenience sample of 273 medical/surgical inpatients aged 18 years and older were given(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether history of severe, long-term, premorbid, psychological stress is associated with increased incidence of chronic physical symptoms in presumed Lyme disease patients. METHODS Fifty-seven patients presenting at Lyme Disease Clinic of Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center were studied for presenting symptoms, presence or(More)
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