Psychiatric consultation to geriatric medically ill inpatients in a university hospital.

@article{Popkin1984PsychiatricCT,
  title={Psychiatric consultation to geriatric medically ill inpatients in a university hospital.},
  author={Michael K. Popkin and Thomas B. Mackenzie and Allan L Callies},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1984},
  volume={41 7},
  pages={703-7}
}
Using hospital admissions data, medical records, and the Consultation-Liaison Outcome Evaluation System, we studied psychiatric consultation to hospitalized medical-surgical patients who were aged 60 years or older. In comparison with younger patients, the geriatric population was less often referred for psychiatric consultation. Those referred had less prior psychiatric history than the group aged less than 60 years. They received a different distribution of psychiatric diagnoses. Consultants… CONTINUE READING

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