Delayed discharges in an urban in-patient mental health service in England

@inproceedings{Poole2014DelayedDI,
  title={Delayed discharges in an urban in-patient mental health service in England},
  author={Rob Poole and Alison Pearsall and Tony Ryan},
  booktitle={Psychiatric bulletin},
  year={2014}
}
Aims and method To describe the clinical and demographic characteristics of all in-patients experiencing delayed discharge over 3 months in an English urban mental health National Health Service trust. We carried out a cross-sectional case record study with care coordinator questionnaire. Results Overall, 67 in-patients with delayed discharge occupied 18.6% of acute beds. Older in-patients were White, diagnosed with dementia and experienced relatively short admissions. Younger in-patients were… CONTINUE READING
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