Long-stay in short-stay inpatient facilities: risk factors and barriers to discharge

  title={Long-stay in short-stay inpatient facilities: risk factors and barriers to discharge},
  author={Antonella Gigantesco and Giovanni de Girolamo and Giovanni Santone and Rossella Miglio and Angelo Picardi},
  journal={BMC Public Health},
  pages={306 - 306}
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to assess the characteristics of long-stay inpatients in public and private Italian acute inpatient facilities, to identify risk factors and correlates of the long duration of hospital stay in these patients, and to identify possible barriers to alternative placements. METHODS All patients in 130 Italian public and private psychiatric inpatient units who had been hospitalized for more than 3 months during a specific index period were assessed with… CONTINUE READING

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