Heavy use of acute in-patient psychiatric services: the challenge to translate a utilization pattern into service provision.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE There is an inequality in resource utilization among acute psychiatric in-patients. About 20-30% of them absorb 60-80% of the total resources allocated to this form of treatment. This study intends to summarize findings related to heavy in-patient service use and to illustrate them by means of utilization data for acute psychiatric wards. METHOD… (More)

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