Analysis of U.S. trends in discharges from general hospitals for episodes of serious mental illness, 1995-2002.

@article{WatanabeGalloway2007AnalysisOU,
  title={Analysis of U.S. trends in discharges from general hospitals for episodes of serious mental illness, 1995-2002.},
  author={Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway and Wanqing Zhang},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2007},
  volume={58 4},
  pages={496-502}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to ascertain trends from 1995 to 2002 in general hospital discharges among adults in the United States with serious mental illness. METHODS As of 2002 the National Hospital Discharge Survey collected data on approximately 327,000 discharges from 445 hospitals. ICD-9-CM codes were used to identify the discharges between 1995 and 2002 associated with serious mental illness. RESULTS Annual discharge rates involving serious mental illness increased by 34.7… CONTINUE READING

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