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The authors evaluated six acute short-stay admission wards in a community mental health center using the sociometric Ward Atmosphere Scale. There was an attempt to run three of the six wards as therapeutic communities. No differences were found on Ward Atmosphere Scale dimensions between the therapeutic communities and other types of programs, nor did the(More)
Rehospitalizations of 269 patients in a state community mental health center were compared to therapists' expectations at discharge for each patient's readmission within the next 2 years. Analysis of the residual variance (predicted minus observed rehospitalization) indicated that clinicians' prognostic judgments were biased in regard to patients'(More)
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