Psychiatric consultations in a Dutch university hospital: a report on 1814 referrals, compared with a literature review.

@article{Hengeveld1984PsychiatricCI,
  title={Psychiatric consultations in a Dutch university hospital: a report on 1814 referrals, compared with a literature review.},
  author={Michiel W. Hengeveld and H G Rooymans and R Vecht-van den Bergh},
  journal={General hospital psychiatry},
  year={1984},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={271-9}
}
A report is presented of four years of psychiatric consultations with inpatients in the University Hospital Leyden, The Netherlands. The characteristics of these 1814 consultations are compared with a comprehensive review of 42 publications (mostly from the United States) on psychiatric referral patterns in general hospitals. Compared to the literature, the present study covers a long period of investigation and a high number of consultations in quite a large hospital. Yet, the figures in this… CONTINUE READING

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