A meta-analytic analysis of effects of psychoeducational interventions on length of postsurgical hospital stay.

Abstract

Forty-nine studies of the relationships between brief psychoeducational interventions and the length of postsurgical hospitalization are reviewed using meta-analysis. Results show that interventions reduce hospital stay about 1 1/4 days and that reduction does not depend on whether the studies were published or not, whether the discharging physician was… (More)