The Health of the Nation Outcome Scales in psychiatric hospitalisation: a multicentre study examining outcome and prediction of length of stay.

@article{Goldney1998TheHO,
  title={The Health of the Nation Outcome Scales in psychiatric hospitalisation: a multicentre study examining outcome and prediction of length of stay.},
  author={Robert D. Goldney and Laura J Fisher and S H Walmsley},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  year={1998},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={199-205}
}
OBJECTIVE The Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) is a reliable instrument, useful in detecting change in symptoms and functioning during psychiatric hospitalisation. The present study examines its utility in predicting length of stay of patients in six private psychiatric hospitals in four Australian States. METHOD The HoNOS was administered on admission and discharge in six private psychiatric hospitals in Australia. RESULTS There were significant differences in total score and in… CONTINUE READING