Survey of the Practice of Electroconvulsive Therapy in Teaching Hospitals in India

  title={Survey of the Practice of Electroconvulsive Therapy in Teaching Hospitals in India},
  author={Worrawat Chanpattana and Girish Kunigiri and Barry Alan Kramer and Bangalore N. Gangadhar},
  journal={The Journal of ECT},
Objectives: We sought to obtain an overview of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) practice in teaching hospitals in India. Method: From September 1, 2001, to August 31, 2002, a 29-item questionnaire enquiring about ECT practice during the past year was sent to 188 teaching institutions and psychiatric hospitals. Results: Seventy-four institutions (39.4%) completed the questionnaire. ECT was available in 66 institutions. A total of 19,632 patients received 114,111 instances of ECT from 316… 

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