The influence of clinical, treatment, and healthcare system characteristics on psychiatric readmission of adolescents.

@article{Fontanella2008TheIO,
  title={The influence of clinical, treatment, and healthcare system characteristics on psychiatric readmission of adolescents.},
  author={Cynthia A. Fontanella},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={78 2},
  pages={187-98}
}
This study examined predictors of readmission for a sample of 522 adolescents enrolled in Medicaid and admitted to three inpatient psychiatric hospitals in Maryland. Comprehensive data on clinical, treatment, and health care system characteristics were collected from archival sources (medical records, Medicaid claims, and the Area Resource File). Predictors of readmission were examined with bivariate (Kaplan Meier) and multivariate (Cox Regression) survival techniques. One-year readmission… CONTINUE READING