Psychiatric admissions fall following the Christchurch earthquakes: an audit of inpatient data.

@article{Beaglehole2015PsychiatricAF,
  title={Psychiatric admissions fall following the Christchurch earthquakes: an audit of inpatient data.},
  author={Ben Beaglehole and Caroline J. Bell and John H Beveridge and Chris Frampton},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  year={2015},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={346-50}
}
OBJECTIVE Following the devastating earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, there was the widespread perception that the demand for inpatient mental health services would increase. However, our clinical observation was to the contrary, with substantial reductions in inpatient utilisation being noted. We therefore examined psychiatric bed occupancy and admission data to improve understanding of the impact of the disaster on mental health services. METHOD We audited acute psychiatric bed… CONTINUE READING
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