Declining use of electroconvulsive therapy in United States general hospitals.

  title={Declining use of electroconvulsive therapy in United States general hospitals.},
  author={Brady G S Case and David N. Bertollo and Eugene M. Laska and Lawrence H. Price and Carole E. Siegel and Mark Olfson and Steve Marcus},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  volume={73 2},
BACKGROUND Falling duration of psychiatric inpatient stays over the past 2 decades and recent recommendations to tighten federal regulation of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) devices have focused attention on trends in ECT use, but current national data have been unavailable. METHODS We calculated the annual number of inpatient stays involving ECT and proportion of general hospitals conducting the procedure at least once in the calendar year with a national sample of discharges from 1993 to… CONTINUE READING
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