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This paper makes three emphases. Clinicians are alerted to the dangerous, uncommon neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS). Mental health workers and administrators are encouraged to retain generous medical staffing for the inpatient setting. A case presentation is made to show how difficult the diagnosis of NMS is considering the multiple diagnoses that are(More)
Responding to a perceived need for specialized care for the acutely ill elderly, a 14-bed geriatric special-care unit was established in the University of Massachusetts Hospital in January 1980. Patients were selected for admission after assessment of their potential to benefit from restorative care. Most patients were admitted from the emergency room or(More)
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