Requests by walk-in and scheduled patients at an outpatient clinic. Walk-in needs more varied and greater in number.

@article{Rapaport1987RequestsBW,
  title={Requests by walk-in and scheduled patients at an outpatient clinic. Walk-in needs more varied and greater in number.},
  author={Mark Hyman Rapaport and Sidney Zisook},
  journal={Psychosomatics},
  year={1987},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={
          129-32, 141-2
        }
}
Comparison with use of the Patient Request Form of the nature of requests made by patients entering a community mental health clinic through the crisis walk-in service or by means of scheduled appointments showed a generally similar pattern of requests by both groups: for help clarifying their current situation, getting control of their feelings, and understanding the reasons for their distress. However, crisis patients have more varied and quantitatively more requests. In particular, they ask… CONTINUE READING

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