Psychiatric and social reasons for frequent rehospitalization.

  title={Psychiatric and social reasons for frequent rehospitalization.},
  author={Sheryl Kent and Peter Yellowlees},
  journal={Hospital & community psychiatry},
  volume={45 4},
OBJECTIVE The authors attempted to identify factors that commonly contributed to the decision to rehospitalize patients who made heavy use of mental health services. METHODS The case notes of 50 patients with frequent readmissions to the South Australian Mental Health Services over a three-year period were examined to identify which of 15 factors most frequently contributed to hospital readmission. RESULTS Lack of insight or denial of illness was cited in 62.2 percent of the patients' 442… CONTINUE READING