Epidemiological analysis of electroconvulsive therapy in Victoria, Australia.

@article{Wood2003EpidemiologicalAO,
  title={Epidemiological analysis of electroconvulsive therapy in Victoria, Australia.},
  author={Debra Anne Wood and Philip M. Burgess},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={
          307-11
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the population-based utilization rate of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in Victoria between 1998-1999, to examine the characteristics of the ECT treated group, and to identify patient factors independently associated with differential rates of ECT treatment. METHOD Electroconvulsive therapy is reported under statute in Victoria, Australia. Crude, age-adjusted and age-sex specific utilization rates were calculated using this statutory data for the 1998-1999 financial… CONTINUE READING

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