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Visual perception was evaluated with standard tests for 26 hospitalized patients with schizophrenia, 23 hospitalized patients with affective disorders, and 60 control subjects. Both patient groups differed significantly from the control group on low amplitude of accommodation, esophoria or exophoria, vergence duction suppression, and convergence and(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the suicide rate in people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the general hospital population. A retrospective study of 2,363 psychiatric consultations was done in 1989 and 1990 at an urban municipal teaching hospital in New York City. The sample included 2,363 patients admitted to adult general(More)
The authors sought to determine whether a mobile crisis intervention service can effect cost savings by diverting patients from hospital admission into community-based treatment. They followed 50 consenting adult psychiatric patients for 6 months from the first day they were seen by the crisis intervention service. At the first visit, the crisis team(More)
Constant observation (CO) is a technique in which continuous one-to-one monitoring is used to assure the safety and well-being of an individual patient or others. This study reviewed 115 patient charts in a tertiary-care hospital to determine the correlates and predictors of the financial cost of CO. The mean duration for CO was 13.9 days with a median of(More)
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