Psychiatric consultation in a teaching nursing home.

  title={Psychiatric consultation in a teaching nursing home.},
  author={Larry S. Goldman and A Klugman},
  volume={31 3},
The first 60 psychiatric consultations provided to a university-affiliated teaching nursing home are reviewed. All patients seen had a diagnosable mental disorder, and over 40% suffered from major affective illness. Consultation resulted in a critical change in diagnosis and management in more than one-third of patients. The authors discuss the benefits and drawbacks of psychiatric consultation for nursing home patients, staff physicians, and the psychiatrists themselves. 

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