Day hospital versus admission for acute psychiatric disorders.

@article{Marshall2003DayHV,
  title={Day hospital versus admission for acute psychiatric disorders.},
  author={Max Marshall and Ruth Crowther and A Almaraz-Serrano and Francis Creed and William H. Sledge and Herman Kluiter and Chris Roberts and Erica Hill and Durk Wiersma},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2003},
  volume={1},
  pages={
          CD004026
        }
}
BACKGROUND Inpatient treatment is an expensive way of caring for people with acute psychiatric disorders. It has been proposed that many of those currently treated as inpatients could be cared for in acute psychiatric day hospitals. OBJECTIVES To assess the effects of day hospital versus inpatient care for people with acute psychiatric disorders. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register (Cochrane Library, issue 4, 2000), MEDLINE (January 1966 to December 2000… 
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