Quality and use of trauma histories obtained from psychiatric outpatients: a ten-year follow-up.

@article{Posner2008QualityAU,
  title={Quality and use of trauma histories obtained from psychiatric outpatients: a ten-year follow-up.},
  author={Jonathan Posner and Julia Eilenberg and Jill M Harkavy Friedman and Mindy J Fullilove},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2008},
  volume={59 3},
  pages={318-21}
}
OBJECTIVE In 1996 Eilenberg and colleagues reviewed 180 charts and reported that trauma histories were poorly documented at a general psychiatric clinic. This study is a ten-year replication of that work. METHODS A total of 107 randomly selected charts from the same clinic were reviewed for assessment of trauma history. The quality of the assessments was rated. RESULTS Fifty-six percent of charts contained a thorough description of trauma severity, compared with 15% in the initial study… CONTINUE READING