Length of inpatient stay and recidivism among patients with schizophrenia.

  title={Length of inpatient stay and recidivism among patients with schizophrenia.},
  author={Lawrence Appleby and Daniel J. Luchins and Prasun N. Desai and Robert D. Gibbons and Philip G. Janicak and Ronnie Marks},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  volume={47 9},
OBJECTIVE The study examined whether length of hospital stay is related to recidivism among psychiatric patients. A quasi-experimental approach was used to address limitations of controlled and epidemiological research. METHODS Three matched groups, each consisting of 55 inpatients with schizophrenia, were selected from public psychiatric units with different mean lengths of stay. Regression models were used to compare the groups on three variables: time to first readmission (survival… CONTINUE READING

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