Demographic and clinical characteristics as predictors of length of hospitalization and readmission.

@article{Munley1977DemographicAC,
  title={Demographic and clinical characteristics as predictors of length of hospitalization and readmission.},
  author={Patrick H Munley and N Devone and C M Einhorn and I A Gash and Lee A Hyer and Klaus Kuhn},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychology},
  year={1977},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={1093-9}
}
The present study investigated demographic and clinical characteristics of psychiatric patients in relation to the two criterion variables of length of hospitalization and readmission within 3 months of discharge. Stepwise multiple regression analysis identified five variables as the optimal set of predictors for length of hospitalization: age, history of commitment, number of prior psychiatric hospitalizations, recent employment history, and past history of suicidal behavior (R = .451… CONTINUE READING

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