Morbidity of homebound versus inpatient elderly psychiatric patients.

  title={Morbidity of homebound versus inpatient elderly psychiatric patients.},
  author={Rona E Pasternak and A Rosenweig and Brian Booth and Anna Fox and Richard K Morycz and Benoit Mulsant and Robert C Sweet and George S. Zubenko and Charles F. Reynolds and M Kathy Shear},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  volume={10 2},
This study compares the demographic and clinical characteristics of homebound (HB) elders referred for psychiatric services (N = 251) with those of inpatients (IP) admitted to a geriatric psychiatry unit (N = 594). Demographically, HB patients were older (78.8 vs 74.7 years), were more likely to be women (83% vs 68%), were widowed (54% vs. 44%), and had… CONTINUE READING