Validating a psychiatric patient classification system.

  • M Eklof, W H Qu
  • Published 1986 in The Journal of nursing administration


Validation studies are crucial to the establishment of an accurate patient classification system in the psychiatric setting. This paper describes and discusses a validity study done on four forensic psychiatric units. Administrators will find the design applicable to other types of psychiatric units. The recommendations are useful for validating a patient… (More)


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