[Patient-guided crisis admissions for severe psychotic conditions].

@article{Heskestad2008PatientguidedCA,
  title={[Patient-guided crisis admissions for severe psychotic conditions].},
  author={Stig Heskestad and Margrete Tytlandsvik},
  journal={Tidsskrift for den Norske laegeforening : tidsskrift for praktisk medicin, ny raekke},
  year={2008},
  volume={128 1},
  pages={32-5}
}
BACKGROUND Standard treatment for psychotic conditions has been criticized for being inflexible, with too many involuntary admissions and too little patient involvement. MATERIAL AND METHODS Two of 11 beds in a unit for schizophrenic patients at a psychiatric centre were converted to crisis beds. Patients who were known by the centre were given the right (through contracts) to use these beds without being referred by their primary care physician. Stays were limited to five days, with 14 days… CONTINUE READING

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